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Keeper of the Wellington Collection

  • Organisation:English Heritage
  • Location:Apsley House, London
  • Salary:From £50,941 per annum DOE
  • Contract type:Permanent / Full-Time

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Wellington Collection at Apsley House. An internationally important collection of paintings, silver and porcelain, many of the items were presented to the 1st Duke of Wellington after the Battle of Waterloo.

Reporting to English Heritage’s Curatorial Director and to the Apsley House Committee, you will also work closely with the Family to devise a creative commercial and curatorial programme for the House.

You will ensure the effective management of Apsley House and of the Wellington Arch, providing outstanding experiences for our visitors.

You will have experience of curating and managing a collection of paintings or other works of art, including porcelain, silver, sculpture and furniture.

You will be dynamic and creative, with the ability to work with important stakeholders internally and externally.

You will have experience of managing budgets and of achieving commercial targets.

We would be delighted to hear from you, if you would like to talk to us about this role before you apply, please contact Anna Eavis, Curatorial Director, on [email protected]

Everyone is welcome at English Heritage and we are always looking for people who reflect the diversity of the country today, to help us make it more relevant to the diversity of the people, communities and places we serve. From remote sites to inner city monuments, from regional teams to our Head Office, the diversity of our teams is critical to making sure our heritage is inclusive, exciting and accessible.

We continually look for new ways to promote the past in a way that is inclusive to all and that celebrates the cultural diversity of England’s heritage. By joining English Heritage, you will be part of a charity that is already on an exciting journey to tell everyone’s story.

You can find out more about us and what we do here, here. Meet some of our People and hear about why they enjoy working with us here

You’ll find it’s a workplace like no other – taking you behind the scenes of these extraordinary sites and supporting you to share your ideas, inspire others and make a difference.

By joining us, you’ll enjoy the rewards of a great team environment in inspiring locations, helping to make our sites a wonderful place to visit. You’ll also be joining our charity, which through our 400+ historic monuments, buildings and sites, brings the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year.

Benefits include:

  • The opportunity to progress your career within the heritage sector;
  • Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Subscriptions to professional bodies
  • Free access to all English Heritage sites for you another adult and up to 6 children (under 18 in the family group)
  • 25% discount in our shops and cafes;
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Shared Parental leave
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays pro rata rising to 28 days after 3 years, with the option to buy additional leave
  • Matched pension contributions up to a maximum of 10% which can be paid via salary exchange or salary deduction
  • Flexible hours

Interviews will be held mid-September at Apsley House.

Closing date: 21 August 2022

You will need to refer to the following documents when completing your application.


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