Assistant Curator (Portsmouth based)

Assistant Curator (Portsmouth based)

Salary: £19,400 per annum dependent upon experience.

37.5 hours per week – temporary (fixed term – until end of March 2023)

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is recruiting for 1-year, fixed-term, Assistant Curator to join the Collections and Research Team, within the Heritage Directorate.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to gain experience and knowledge through working with our internationally significant and diverse collections.  The postholder will primarily work with the artefact collections but they should have a flexible attitude and a willingness to work with all our collections.

They will be based at our new Collections Access Centre on the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard site and have the opportunity to work at the Royal Naval Submarine Museum and Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport. 

We are looking for a dynamic, adaptable and motivated team member to help facilitate physical and digital access to our collections, while caring for our collections to a high standard. The postholder will help us improve the digitisation and documentation of our collections. In addition, they will assist the Curators with rationalisation projects, support programming activities as well as develop content for our social media outputs.

Key Opportunities

• Chance to work as part of a close-knit team of staff and volunteers working directly on the NMRN collections.

• Chance to gain experience within a collections management environment, carrying out collections movement, documentation and care to high standards and best practice.


To view role profile, please click here 

This is a fantastic opportunity for emerging heritage or library professionals with an enthusiasm for working with museum, archival and library collections, this role will provide experience and knowledge to help develop their future career progression.

Applicants must have experience of working with collections in the heritage sector and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of professional museum standards. Applicants should be good communicators, with an interest in working in collection projects and understanding of working with volunteers.

For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Victoria Ingles on 02392 891370 Ext: 2054 or

The role profile is attached. Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience match those specified.  Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at and are required by 31 March 2022.  Interviews will be held during the week beginning 25 April 2022, either by Teams or in-person at our Portsmouth site.

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