Job Opportunity: Collections Officer, The Gurkha Museum Trust

Location:Based at Fort Nelson (near Portsmouth) Salary:£17,978 per annum Benefits:27.5 days annual leave and access to the civil service pension scheme Main duties:

Canterbury City Council is looking for an enthusiastic and committed Marketing and Audience Development Officer to join the Museums and Galleries service. Surrounded by the historic collections in the Beaney and Roman Museums, and inspired by the range of cultural programming and activities that take place throughout the service, the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering effective communications and promotional strategies to attract visitors and develop new audiences.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated professional who can demonstrate strong team and organisational skills to manage their own workload and meet fixed deadlines. You will enjoy meeting new people and building effective relationships and will be able to evidence your experience of working in a communications and marketing environment. The ideal candidate will have a passion for arts and culture and will excel at working collaboratively and creatively to deliver effective marketing campaigns that reflect the ambitions and achievements of the service.

This opportunity is offered as a one year contract and will be a unique opportunity to help develop and influence the council’s future ambitions for the Museums service and cultural activities more generally. Due to the nature of the service some evening and weekend work may be required.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Michelle Moubarak at

Interview date:01/02/2018 Job Description:

The Royal Armouries cares for one of the world’s oldest museum collections, housed at the Victorian Fort Nelson near Portsmouth in Hampshire, its historic home at the Tower of London, and its headquarters and flagship museum in Leeds.

We’re looking for a keen, committed educator to join our Education Team at Fort Nelson as we develop new, exciting programmes to enrich and grow our formal learning audiences. In this post you will deliver handling workshops, storytelling sessions and demonstrations for schools and other learners that bring our national, iconic and unique collection of arms and armour to life. You will also develop your own skills and experience in a team that combines academic rigour with creative flair, and serious-mindedness with a sense of fun. The successful candidate will be a good communicator, will ideally have some experience of delivering programmes for learning audiences, and will be an enthusiastic learner too!

This is a full-time temporary post for one year, with a possibility of extension, working 37.5 hours per week 5[days out of 7]. The days worked will usually be Monday to Friday.

Weekend bank holiday and evening working may occasionally be required.

An Enhanced Disclosure will be requested in the event of a successful application. Please refer to the job description for the level of check required. A criminal record would not necessarily be a bar to employment.

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