The National Army Museum has a mission to tell the story of our Army and the people who have served in it. Through five thematic galleries and our innovative exhibition and events programme, the public can explore what it's like to be a soldier, find out why we fought in conflicts (past and present), and discover the impact the Army has had on our society.
We are seeking to appoint a Historian to conduct and communicate research into the history and traditions of ‘Our Army’: the land forces of Britain and the former British Empire.
Working as part of the Museum’s research team, the NAM’s Historians carry out and encourage research inspired by the Museum’s collections and archive, collaborating with colleagues and external partners, and communicating their research through a range of outputs including: academic and popular publications, digital content, conference papers, and other public history activities.
This is an opportunity to work within a national heritage institution with significant scope for both public and academic engagement, and unrivalled access to a diverse collection spanning historic documents, objects, art and material culture, as well as close links to Regimental collections and networks across the country.
This role would be particularly suitable for holders of a doctoral qualification in military history or a closely related subject, who wish to develop their experience in the heritage sector and public engagement.
We encourage applications from historians with a background in any aspect of British military history from the Civil Wars to the present day, particularly those with expertise in the Victorian Army and/or the pre-1947 Indian Army.
Applicants who are invited to attend an interview will be required to submit samples of written work, preferably in the form of publications or other formal outputs.
Salary progression possible depending on qualifications.
We are seeking to appoint a Collections Data Manager who will be responsible for recommending and working on Collections Management and Digital Asset Management systems at the Museum to support meeting recognised standards, improve collections management processes and increase access to the collection.
Outcomes of this work will be to ensure compliance with collections managements standards (SPECTRUM and ISAD-G) and maximise access to collections, information and specialist knowledge and better enable research outcomes to help deliver the Museum’s strategy. It will also ensure the delivery of the Museum strategy, help deliver the communication of collections information and other assets to the Museum’s audiences, in order to maximise access and commercial opportunities.
We are recruiting a full-time Family Learning Producer who will join our Learning team. The successful candidate will develop and deliver an accessible, world-class and audience-led family programme at the National Army Museum in Chelsea.
Inspired by the Museum’s collection and aligned to the Museum’s key themes, the family programme will offer exciting, innovative and high-quality experiences for children aged 0-12 including science shows, workshops, challenge activities, gallery tours, story-telling, live interpretation, special events and nation-wide festivals. The Family Learning Producer will help shape the way in which families engage with, and connect with the rich history of the British Army.
The role will involve co-ordinating, researching, designing, delivering and evaluating a vibrant, original, relevant and fun, participatory family learning programme. The post-holder will be required to programme and commission activities from third parties, lead activities such as family gallery tours and shows, and work closely with colleagues in the Learning team to ensure that the Museum’s galleries, projects, programmes and digital resources offer a high-quality experience for young visitors.
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The National Army Museum employs staff in all of the specialist areas relating to our collections: Curatorial and Collections Management, Digital, Exhibitions and Interpretation, Learning, Photography and Image Library, and Public Programmes.
In addition, we have staff providing other services including Commercial and Visitor Experience, Computer and Technical Services, Development Fundraising, Facilities, Finance and Administration, Human Resources, Marketing and Communications, and Records Management.
The Museum employs around 80 members of staff in both full and part-time positions, who are located either in the Museum at Chelsea, or at our purpose-built storage and conservation facility at Stevenage. A team of volunteers supports our work.