Curator Job Vacancy

Exciting New Job Opportunity at the Highlander’s Museum

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The Highlanders Museum (Queen’s Own Highlanders’ Collection) invites applications for a new Curator to work at Fort George, near Inverness, on 4th April 2016, or as soon as possible after this date. Applicants should have relevant experience and a keen interest in preserving and developing the collection of priceless artifacts. The post is full time, although the Board would consider a Job Share.

The successful candidate will report to the Museum Director and work as a member of a small team of full time staff and volunteers. He or she will be prepared to take on both the duties of the Curator and to assist in the day to day running of the Museum. The successful candidate will be responsible for reorganizing and updating the records, storage, and conservation of the Collection as part of the ongoing digitization programme. He or she will be adept in using electronic technology, and be inventive as to how the Collection can be presented to the visiting public. This is an exciting and challenging task involving thousands of artifacts, documents and pictures, and will be the responsibility of the curator who, with a small team of volunteers, will be fully involved in all aspects of the role.

The post will be hugely rewarding, bringing the successful candidate into daily contact with a collection which represents almost 250 years of history and attracts over 50,000 visitors a year. The Museum is fully accredited and has been awarded 5*status as a visitor attraction by Visit Scotland.

Further information on the post, including a full Job Description and Person specification can be found at the bottom of this page.

Salary: In the range of £23k to £28k, depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate, or candidates if the post is filled on a Job Share basis.

Closing date: midday on Monday 15th February 2016. All applications will be acknowledged and details of the interview dates will be published on the website.

Contact Details: Please email a CV and covering letter to or call 0131 310 8763 for more information.

Curator Job Description


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