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Job Opportunity: Curator, Royal Army Physical Training Corps Museum, Aldershot

Job Type:  Full Time (37hrs)

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary:  £18,000 - £22,000 (Depending on Experience)

Leave Entitlement: 25 Days + 10.5 Public and Privilege Days

Closing Date:  18 November 2016

Interview Date: 23 November 2016


  • Research and interpret the museum collection to create engaging and informative permanent displays & temporary exhibitions.
  • Accession and catalogue the museum collection to the SPECTRUM standard.
  • Care and conserve the museum’s object and archive collection.
  • Review and develop where necessary existing collection management policies, plans and procedural documentation.
  • Maintain the museum’s fully accredited status with Arts Council England.
  • Answer enquires and research requests, both oral and written, from members of the general public and military personnel.
  • Identify and develop potential methods of generating income.
  • Digitisation the museum collection and develop the museum’s online presence.
  • Act a project manager for specific projects associated with the curatorial role of the museum.
  • Encourage support of local and other industries and commerce for the integration of the museum into the economic and cultural life of the community.
  • Representation on various meetings that are related to RAPTC Association and Museum business.

Required Skills:

  • It is desirable that you hold a relevant degree and a postgraduate museum qualification, or have proven experience of managing a museum/heritage attraction or similar customer-focused operation.
  • You should have experience developing museum policies and plans, and helped a museum achieve Accreditation.
  • Experience using collection management databases. Experience using PastPerfect is desirable.
  • You will have proven track record of successful grant applications.
  • Knowledge of the history of the RAPTC is desirable.
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of managing projects and budgets, as well having an extremely strong customer and safety focus in all that you do.
  • Be fully conversant with all security matters and full compliance with HSE Regulations and awareness of Equality and Diversity Regulations.
  • Self-motivated and flexible in order to cover opening hours of the museum over (occasional) weekends, Bank Holidays and evenings.
  • Good IT skills with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent command of the English language both written and oral.

Desirable Competences:

  • Working Together
  • Improvement and Change
  • Planning and Managing Resources
  • Communicating and Influencing


CV with covering letter to:

Lt Col (Retd) G B Jones
Regimental Secretary
Royal Army Physical Training Corps
HQ RAPTC, Fox lines
Queen’s Avenue, Aldershot
Hants, GU11 2LB

Telephone No: 01252 787161 or Email:

Application Deadline:           18 November 2016

Interviews on:                        23 November 2016