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Assistant Registrar

  • Organisation:Royal Air Force Museum
  • Location:London or Midlands
  • Salary:Circa £24,000
  • Contract type:Permanent / Full-Time

The Royal Air Force Museum is a national museum, a Government non-departmental public body (NDPB) and a registered charity, with two sister sites at London and Midlands. Our purpose is to share the RAF story, past, present and future – using the stories of its people and our collections in order to engage, inform and inspire. Our Vision is to inspire everyone with the RAF story – the people who shape it and its place in our lives.

The Assistant Registrar will play a crucial role in the Museum’s Collections Development by assisting in the effective management of collections and the promotion of wider access and engagement.

In support of the Museum’s strategic objectives and Accreditation commitments the successful candidate will enable the Museum to develop and focus collections for public benefit. This work will include assisting with the maintenance of the Museum’s inward and outward loans programme, the compilation and maintenance of the Accessions Register and coordinating regular auditing checks.

Education to degree level or an equivalent level of experience working with museum or heritage collections are essential requirements as is experience in a similar role within the heritage sector. In addition, the post holder will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding and application of collections management standards and a clear desire to pursue a career in collections management.

The post can be based at our London or Midlands site. Travel between the Museum’s three sites will be necessary so the post holder will need to possess a full, clean driving license.

To apply:

Please provide your current CV with a supporting statement which provides specific examples which demonstrate how you meet the competencies in the person specification. Please note that the shortlisting process will give greater weighting to the essential technical competencies. Please send the completed documents to [email protected] with ‘Assistant Registrar’ on the subject line.

Closing date for applications: 16 October 2022

Interviews will take place on: 2 November 2022

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