Boat Collection Manager

£28,500 per annum. Full time, permanent.

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall are seeking a Boat Collection Manager who will be responsible for the care, conservation, repair, and restoration of approximately 160 boats, known as the National Small Boat Collection (NSBC), and the maintenance of a smaller number of wet boats which can be used on the water.

You will research and provide advice for the Acquisitions Committee regarding acquiring new boats which will enhance and strengthen the NSBC.

The Boat Collection Manager will manage our off-site store and workshop facility and will programme regular activities in the Museum workshop which will enrich the visitor experience.

The postholder will be responsible for the Assistant Boat Collection Manager and a team of boat collection volunteers, which will include leading boat building projects. You will therefore have a general knowledge of health and safety procedures as they relate to a workshop environment. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team. You will be responsible for 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.

Full details of this exciting opportunity, including a Job Description and Application form, can be downloaded here.


Closing date Job type Full-time Remuneration Salary Salary £28,500 Job zone South West Respond

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

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