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Advert Date:   Thursday, 12th January 2023
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Job Title:   Boat Curator
Organisation:   National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Salary:   £27,000 p.a.
Type:   Full-Time Position
Location:   Falmouth, England
Closing Date:   Monday, 6th February 2023
Job Ref No:   Boat Curator
Other Benefits:Free car parking, workplace pension, discount in our Cafe and gift shop
  Job Description
We are seeking a Boat Curator, who will be responsible for the care, conservation, and documentation of the National Small Boat Collection (NSBC), along with the wet and dry boats acquired separately by the Museum, and those on loan from other institutions. You will research and provide advice about acquiring new boats which will enhance and strengthen the NSBC.

You will champion the National Small Boat Register (NSBR), a database containing information on small craft under 33 ft, ensuring it is regularly updated and accessible to the public.

Our aim is to promote our collection for engagement and learning, so you will help to plan and deliver an annual activities programme for our Museum workshop, which will enrich our visitors’ experience.
  Required Skills / Qualifications
It is therefore essential you have previous experience of curatorial processes, procedures and current museum standards, along with an enthusiasm and passion for historic boats and maritime history.

You will have excellent communication, research and IT skills which will include experience of using collection management systems and databases.

It would be desirable if you have a knowledge of boats and associated materials, which includes sailing experience. Also desirable is a relevant first degree, Museums Association qualification, and/or Museum Studies qualification.
  Application Instructions
Full details of this exciting opportunity, including an application form, can be downloaded from our website,

If you are interested in applying, please email your completed application form, to or Linda Frost, Human Resources Manager, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, TR11 3QY.

Closing date for completed applications: Monday, 6 February 2023 at 5.00pm
Interviews will be held on: Thursday, 23 February 2023
Contact Name:   Mrs Linda Frost
Contact Tel:     01326 214559
Contact Fax:   01326 317878
Contact Email:
Address:   Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3QY.