Museum Assistant

Closing date for application: 24/11/2023 9:00am

Vacancy Type: Part-Time

Location: Horsham, West Sussex

Museum Assistant 

Actual salary: £9,400 per annum (FTE £23,500)

2 days a week (15 hours) 2-year fixed term contract 2 years (January 2024 -January 2026)

Christ’s Hospital Museum has a history going back more than 467 years to its foundation in 1552.  We have a collection of over 100,000 objects on our school site in Horsham. These include paintings, manuscripts, costumes, ceramics, and ephemera with a school connection.  The collection is on display around the site as well as in the museum. We have an extensive archive, and our genealogy enquiry work is vast as the school has educated over 67,000 children since it began. The museum is a valuable teaching and learning resource serving both the school and wider community. We welcome some 2000 visitors a year.

We require a competent and conscientious person with some experience in administration, ideally within a heritage environment to join our small team of Museum staff and volunteers.

We are looking for a methodical, organised and flexible person with strong skills in IT; communication; customer care and an attention to detail. Ideally you will be qualified to at least A level or equivalent standard; and/or have some experience of working in an administrative and front of house capacity in a heritage/school or business environment. Ideally, candidates will also have an appreciation and understanding of historical collections and how they are managed.

Full training will be given. Details of the role and responsibilities and criteria for the post are laid out in the job description. Candidates should address how they meet the requirements of the role and person specification in their application.

Benefits include 6.2 weeks holiday (inc. Bank Holidays) per annum, a stakeholder pension scheme for eligible staff, free on-site parking, low-cost membership of the on-site Sports Centre, uniform and to take lunch in the dining hall during term time.

For further information and to apply please download an application pack.

Applications should be received by 9am on 24th November 2023

Early application is advised as we may close this vacancy early if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).  More details on the disclosure process can be found on

Christ’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Registered Charity No. 1120090.


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