On 28th June 1911, The Dockyard Museum opened in Portsmouth, growing and evolving into the Royal Naval Museum, which then became a part of the newly formed National Museum of the Royal Navy in September 2009.

The Museum changed its name to The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, as the overall organisation grew to also encompass The Royal Marines Museum, The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, the Fleet Air Arm Museum and Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower.

In 2015, the NMRN opened First World War Monitor HMS M.33 to the public, and in 2016 added HMS Caroline in Belfast, and the Hartlepool Maritime Experience and HMS Trincomalee to the National Museum of the Royal Navy family.

Today, the organisation employs over 250 people across 14 different attractions. From front of house teams to operations, their workplace is a dynamic and innovative place to work, as one of the UK's newest National Museums.

Take a look at the roles below to see which one suits you. 

Freelance Conservation Professionals

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is inviting quotes from Conservation professionals for the completion of condition reports on a number of figureheads, as part of an audit of the collection on loan.

Call Handlers

NMRN are looking for people who can work flexibly throughout the summer period, and will offer available shifts and you can decide which shifts you would like to work. They receive large volumes of phone calls and emails from their visitors, potential visitors, and members of the public on a range of topics such as visitor feedback, historical enquires, ticketing, general operational and website enquiries. 

Collections Assistant

NMRN is recruiting for a fixed term Collections Assistant to join the collections and research team, within the Heritage Directorate. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to gain additional experience and knowledge through working with an internationally significant and diverse collection.

Senior Conservator

The Senior Conservator leads the team of object conservators and Shipkeepers in the maintenance and upkeep of their wide-ranging collections, including the Museum’s historic vessels, for example HMS Victory, HMS M.33, HMS Warrior and HMS Alliance. They will work closely with the Senior Conservator (Collections Care) and Senior Conservator (Naval Aircraft), as well as colleagues in the wider Conservation and Collections team, to help maintain the highest standards of conservation across their sites and collections. 

Visitor Experience Manager

Working as part of a team of Visitor Experience Managers, you will lead, motivate, and inspire your team showing you care about their overall happiness, health, and wellbeing at work. You will act as a positive role model for the operations team supporting them to achieve commercial targets relating to souvenir guidebooks, gift aid conversion, upselling tickets, and retail offer.

Casual Team Members

NMRN are looking for friendly and outgoing individuals who will be confident engaging with their audiences. They want every visitor to have an extraordinary and enriching experience, every time they visit. As a Team Member you’ll ‘make it happen’ whether you're welcoming visitors on arrival, serving on the tills or positioned out and about engaging within our galleries, ships and shops.

Master Shipwright, HMS Victory

The Master Shipwright will be joining the team at an exciting stage in the progress of the conservation of HMS Victory, as they embark on a ten-year programme of works to stabilise and preserve the ship. The work involves management of the Victory’s Shipwright Team to deliver the work to repair her hull, including replacement of all external planking, from waterline to sheer strake. You will be a senior member of the project team developing and delivering the plan for conservation of the ship. 

Operations Manager

You will lead and motivate the team of Visitor Experience Managers to provide an extraordinary day out that will delight and inspire the visitors. You will inspire and take responsibility for achieving commercial targets relating to Guidebook sales, gift aid conversion, upselling tickets, and retail outlets.

Communications Executive

NMRN are recruiting for a full-time Communications Executive within the Museum Operations Directorate in their Head Office at Portsmouth with occasional travel to other sites. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join a creative and busy marketing and communications team for a National Museum across a network of sites around the UK.

Casual Events Assistants

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking for an events role to deliver a first-class experience in all the exceptional attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Museums based in Gosport.

Events Manager

NMRN are recruiting for an Events Manager to work in their unique heritage environment in Hartlepool. Reporting to the site Operations Manager, you will plan, coordinate and deliver a successful programme of events including weddings, corporate and public events.

Learning Volunteers - Fleet Air Arm Museum

NMRN is looking for volunteers for this role at The Fleet Air Arm Museum, supporting the learning team to deliver one of the busiest Museum Education Programmes in the South West.

To find out more and read the full job descriptions, visit https://www.nmrn.org.uk/jobs-volunteering

Job type Permanent Remuneration Salary Job location South Contact email recruitment@NMRN.org.uk