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On 28th June 1911, The Dockyard Museum opened in Portsmouth, growing and evolving into the Royal Naval Museum, which then became a part of the newly formed National Museum of the Royal Navy in September 2009.

The Museum changed its name to The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, as the overall organisation grew to also encompass The Royal Marines Museum, The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, the Fleet Air Arm Museum and Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower.

In 2015, we opened First World War Monitor HMS M.33 to the public, and in 2016 we added HMS Caroline in Belfast, and the Hartlepool Maritime Experience and HMS Trincomalee to the National Museum of the Royal Navy family.

Today, the organisation employs over 250 people across 14 different attractions. From front of house teams to operations, our workplace is dynamic and innovative place to work, as one of the UK's newest National Museums. Take a look at our roles below to see which one suits you. 

Jobs across The National Museum of the Royal Navy

Jobs at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

No Vacancies at present 

Jobs at The Royal Navy Submarine Museum Gosport

No vacancies at present

Jobs at HMS Caroline

No vacancies at present

Jobs at Fleet Air Arm Museum

No vacancies at present

Jobs at The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool

No vacancies at present

Volunteering across The National Museum of the Royal Navy

Learning Volunteers - Fleet Air Arm Museum

Trustee positions at The National Museum of the Royal Navy

Join the Board of Trustees - six available positions

We're looking for new trustees with a skill set in one or several of the following areas:

  • Legal
  • Museology/Collections/Development of Museums with particular reference to comparable multi-site institutions.
  • Fundraising – “traditional”, project and membership led.
  • Exploiting Digital opportunities to achieve/enhance delivery of the museums objectives
  • Commercial experience
  • Media, Marketing and PR
  • Direct Experience of the Submarine Service
  • Direct Experience of the Fleet Air Arm

Desirable Skills:

  • Property – exploitation, funding and development.
  • Experience of Charity Governance/Company Law

Could this be you? 

Download the advert below to find out more

Information is also available about these positions on the Government's website - HM Government Public Appointments

How to apply

Please send:

  • A CV of no more than two sides of A4: this should provide details of your education and qualifications, employment history, directorships, membership of professional bodes, Two references at least one of which of a professional nature and details of any publications or awards.
  • A supporting statement of not more than two sides of A4, clearly setting out how you meet the criteria and skills as set out above.
  • The completed Declaration Form, the Conflicts of Interest Form and the Diversity Form.  The Diversity Form will be kept separately from your application and will not be seen by the selection panel in order to meet the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments.

Questions and completed applications should be sent to:

Here's what you'll need:

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 6 March 2020

HMS Caroline 1916