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Job Opportunity: Assistant Curator, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham

Friday 16th November 2018

Christ’s Hospital has had a museum on its site at Horsham for over 20 years but its history goes back more than 465 years to its foundation by Edward V1 in the City of London in 1552.  Over the centuries, CH has developed extensive collections of objects which relate to the school’s history including paintings, manuscripts, costumes, ceramics and ephemera with a CH connection. 

They now require a curatorial administrator and educator, with an appreciation and understanding of historical collections and how they are managed to join their small team of Museum staff and volunteers. This part-time permanent post involves some deputising for the Museum Curator across the broad range of tasks necessary to delivering a museum service within a school environment.

They are looking for a dynamic, organised person with strong communication skills. Ideally you will have a relevant Humanities degree or equivalent related subject; have substantial experience of working in an administrative capacity in a museum, art gallery or heritage sector role and have some experience, skills and enthusiasm in leading educational sessions, organising public events and exhibitions in a historic context. The role will also require an awareness of basic heritage collection care standards including documentation, handling and storage with a view to some cataloguing work, access and interpretation for museum users.

Normal working hours are 15 hours per week (0.4 FTE), and must cover either a Tuesday or a Thursday and one other day to be agreed with the Museum Curator.

For further information and to apply please download an application pack from our website: www.christs-hospital.org.uk/about-ch/vacancies/ 

Applications should be sent to hr@christs-hospital.org.uk by 9am on Friday 16th November 2018. However early applications are encouraged as we may close early if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Interviews will be held on Monday 26th November

Part- time permanent role

Salary circa £24,000 paid pro rata

Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).  More details on the disclosure process can be found on www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

Christ’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunities employer.