An active part of our small team, as Curator, you will be responsible both collections management and interpretation of the Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection. You will work closely with the Digital Engagement Curator and the Director, with support from a focused group of volunteers. This position is full-time with weekend and evening working as required. The salary is £23,838 with a review planned in April 2023.

This will be a permanent contract. You will be required to work on-site at Fort George to care for the Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection but some flexibility to work from home is available with agreement from your line manager. You will work 40 hours per week including a 60-minute paid break daily, to be taken on site unless agreed otherwise.

Roles and Responsibilities

As Curator you will be responsible for all collections management, integrated pest management (IPM), managing the collection’s conservation needs, as well as improving the documentation standards, and cascading collections care knowledge within the team. You will work closely with the Digital Engagement Curator to deliver the planned exhibitions programme and facilitate access to the collection as part of the Learning and Discovery programme. You will also be responsible for leading on the collections aspects of Accreditation and supporting the delivery of collections work related to grant-funded projects.

The priority task for the new post holder will be finalising the development of and then delivering a project to improve the documentation of the collection on AdLib, ahead of our transition to Axiell Collections in 2024. This will involve assessing, cleansing, inputting, and updating the data already held to meet Spectrum documentation standards. You will also be responsible for physically reviewing the condition of the objects in the collection and developing a future Collections Care action plan.

For more information and how to apply, click below. You can also view the organisational structure of staff at The Highlanders’ Museum.