Job Opportunities

We have two exciting  opportunities to join the team here at HorsePower, the Museum of the King’s Royal Hussars as we redevelop and modernise our Museum displays over the next two years. We are looking for two part-time Museum Assistants, one with a focus on collections and the other with a focus on marketing and fundraising. Both roles will also be expected to assist in the general day-to-day running of the Museum. 

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you feel you are the right person for the role to the Curator at curator@horsepowermuseum.co.uk. Closing date for applications is 9am Wednesday 31 January 2024. Interviews will be held week of 5-9 February 2024. 

For more information contact Stephen Penkethman at curator@horsepowermuseum.co.uk or 01962 828539.

Museum Assistant (Collections) 

Responsibilities will include opening the museum to the public, front of house duties and visitor reception, retail sales in the small museum shop, care and maintenance of the museum and displays, caring for the reserve collection and documentation, answering historical and visitor enquiries, and updating the website and social media pages. Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience in a customer facing role in a heritage attraction, or a graduate wishing to enter the Heritage Sector. Your organisational, communication and IT skills must be of a high standard, with a sound knowledge of the main social media channels and willingness to learn new skills.

The post is part-time, for a period of 2 years, and subject to a 3-month probation period. Working hours are 20 hours per week Monday to Friday, with occasional evening and/or weekend duties for which time off in lieu will be given.

For the full job description please see: Museum Assistant (Collections) Job Description

Museum Assistant (Fundraising and Marketing) 

Responsibilities will include opening the museum to the public, front of house duties and visitor reception, retail sales in the small museum shop, maintaining the museum website and social media outputs, as well as supporting the marketing and fundraising campaigns for the museum redevelopment.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience of fundraising in the charitable/heritage environment, or a graduate wishing to enter the Sector. Your organisational, communication and IT skills must be of a high standard, with a sound knowledge of the main social media channels and willingness to learn new skills. Experience with a Customer Relationship Management system would be an advantage, but training will be given.

The post is part-time, for a period of 2 years, and subject to a 3-month probation period. Working hours are 20 hours per week Monday to Friday, with occasional evening and/or weekend duties for which time off in lieu will be given.

For the full job description please see: Museum Assistant (Marketing and Fundraising) Job Description