Curator, Books & Manuscripts

Royal Collection Trust
Conservation and Curatorial
Windsor Castle
circa. £33,000 per annum
37.5 per week, over 5 days Monday to Friday

With over 220,000 books and manuscripts dating from the 4th century BCE to the 21st century, as well as coins, medals, seals and insignia, the size and breadth of the Royal Library offers a truly unique working environment.

As Curator, you’ll research, catalogue, publish and display a fascinating collection of Books and Manuscripts. And working closely with the Librarian and Senior Curator, you’ll play a key part in the long-term planning and management of the Library collections. 

You'll carry out in-depth research, and ensure the collection is catalogued, preserved and stored to the highest standards possible, helping us share the collection as widely as possible. 

Liaising with team across Royal Collection Trust, you’ll curate exhibitions, working on all aspects from thematic conception through to installation and programme co-ordination.

You'll also be involved in the preparation of Royal Library material for loans to external institutions, working closely with RCT’s Collections Management team and Loans Manager.

What's more, you’ll be keen to share your passion for Books & Manuscripts with other academics and members of the public. You’ll deliver lectures, tours and other talks that aim to reach, inspire and engage with the broadest audience possible.

And by bringing people closer to a truly unique history you will be inspired every day.

With a relevant degree and curatorial experience working in an academic, library or museum environment, you'll be an asset to our team.

You’ll have significant knowledge of and experience in working with historic collections of books and manuscripts, as well as awareness of their conservation and storage requirements.

With previous project experience and strong administration skills, you'll be able to plan and deliver long term projects alongside a daily workload and tight deadlines.

You'll be happy to prepare talks, presentations and displays, and you'll be eager to share your knowledge with varied audiences.

An effective communicator, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, you'll enjoy collaborating with colleagues who are specialists in a range of disciplines.  

And driven by your passion for knowledge, you're also confident working independently and delivering excellent results.

We know that to deliver our best work; we need to feel at our best. That’s why at the Royal Household we offer a generous benefits package designed to support your wellbeing and life priorities. 

Enjoy 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days (plus bank holidays) dependent on the length of time you have worked for us.

Our excellent non-contributory pension plan (we’ll contribute 15% and you can contribute more if you wish) is highly valued by our employees, as is complimentary lunch on-site to keep you fuelled throughout the day.

Flexible and hybrid working varies across different roles, and we’ll discuss the options available to you that will suit both your job requirements and individual preferences.

We also offer a range of leave options to support your life priorities, such as parental pay and leave and volunteering days, as well as benefits to support your physical and mental wellbeing.

Other perks include 20% off at our Royal Collection Trust Shops and complimentary admission tickets across all our locations, along with many more exclusive employee discounts.

Find out more about the full range of benefits available to our employees here.

Interviews will be held week commencing 1 April
Vacancy Closing Date: 17/03/2024, 23:55

This vacancy is closed to applications.