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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.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is the most complete dockyard from the Age of Sail to survive anywhere in the world, one of Britain’s leading independent museums and maritime heritage destinations.

To apply for this post please write (no more than 2-sides A4) explaining why you are the ideal candidate for the role and send with a completed application form to

Closing Date: Friday 27 July 2018.