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Passion for history...for education...for delivering an extraordinary experience

The Historic Dockyard Chatham offers unrivalled access to a place that built the ships that shaped the world, and the stories of the people who made them.  It’s the most complete dockyard from the age of sail anywhere in the world.  It’s a place like no other and as part of The Historic Dockyard team you have a unique opportunity to play a vital role in the future of this forward thinking and entrepreneurial organisation.

There are a number of opportunities currently available to join our team.


Head of Visitor Experience, Public Programmes & Collections

Full time, permanent. Salary c£45K – more for an exceptional candidate.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a remarkable place.  Remarkable people made it the place it is today and we need a remarkable person to join us at a senior level to help lead the next chapter of our story. Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is an educational and preservation charity charged with the stewardship of this internationally important site, the most complete dockyard of the age of sail, and to engage the public in its ”world forming” history.

You will be an enlightened museum professional with a passion for using collections, historic buildings and environments to deliver an extraordinary visitor experience and to inspire learning, creativity & wellbeing both on and off-site. You will have experience of developing programmes and activities to encourage visitation, of working in partnership with multiple partners and be able to demonstrate a desire to thrive in the independent charitable museum sector. You will be able to think beyond traditional museum boundaries and show that you have embraced the digital revolution and can use its power beyond the dockyard walls as well as within.

Programme Coordinator & Learning Officer (Arts) - Kent Medway Museum NPO Partnership

Play your part in the Dockyard story...

We are looking for two remarkable people to join us to help deliver the next chapter of our story – as lead partner in the Arts Council England Kent Medway Museum NPO partnership. Working with museums in Canterbury, Rochester and Tunbridge Wells we aim to work together to deliver excellence in the use of our collections to inspire learning, creativity and wellbeing.

Two new posts will be based at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, the most complete dockyard from the Age of Sail to survive anywhere in the world and one of Britain’s leading maritime heritage destinations and museums.

Fundraising and Stakeholder Engagement Officer

Full time, permanent. Salary c.£18-22K – dependent on experience

This exciting new role is an opportunity to join a very successful Development and Communications team to support both revenue and capital fundraising projects, work with individuals to motivate donations and communicate with our key stakeholders.

Working with the Development and Communications Manager and Chief Executive, you will be a highly motivated individual capable of working alone as well as part of a small team and will be driven by the desire to further the charitable objectives of our organisation, Preservation, Education and Experience.

Previous experience in fundraising and stakeholder relationships is desirable but not essential.

Security Officer

Zero-Hour Contract

An opportunity to join our highly motivated team to ensure the security of The Historic Dockyard estate and Collections.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 1700hrs on Friday 27th July 2018.

Please email your completed Application Form to:

Download your application for this position here

Catering Assistant

(Part-time Seasonal)

To create a friendly environment via a positive attitude, a warm welcome to visitors and ongoing customer care.  To present a first class product to the visiting public through the maintenance of a clean environment, and provision of a friendly and efficient service.