An active part of our small team, as Curator, you will be responsible for 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 Monday to Friday with weekend and evening working as required. The salary is £23,838, this will be a permanent contract. The salary is subject to annual review by the Board of Directors. You will be required to work predominantly on-site at Fort George but may at times require to work at other locations to care for the Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection. Some flexibility to work from home maybe available with agreement from your line manager.

We are currently conducting a 6-month trial of reduction in hours for this role running from 1st June 2023 to 30th November 2023. During this period, hours worked will reduce from 40 hours to 35 hours per week. During the trial, the FTE salary for the post will be £27,511 per annum. The proposed work pattern during the trial is either a nine day-fortnight with alternative Mondays off or a weekly half-day on Mondays. If the trial is successful, this will become a permanent change.

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.