Job details

Reference number - 2085 - 2549

Location - Portsmouth

Salary - £15,314 p.a.

Job type/hours - Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship, Full Time, Fixed term for 12 months

Closing date - 5pm on Monday 4 February 2019

The Museums Service is currently working with the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) to display D-Day landing craft LCT 7074 on the Southsea seafront near The D-Day Story. This craft is a unique survivor from the Second World War, and took ten tanks to Normandy on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The LCT 7074 project and this post are funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

We are looking for a Museum Collections Apprentice to support the D-Day Museum Development Officer with various aspects of the LCT 7074 project, with a particular focus on making various items that relate to the landing craft available online.

You will be working on The D-Day Story's collections of artefacts and archives, including a large collection of memoirs of landing craft crewmen, which will be scanned or photographed and made available to the public online. You may need to edit photographs and transcribe written memoirs as well as complete basic research to help inform the displays.

One day a week you will be working at the NMRN and you may ocassionally take part in public events related to the LCT 7074 project and The D-Day Story.

If you have an enthusiasm for museums and history and strong communication and organisation skills then please apply.

For more information please read the full job description.

How to apply

Please see the application attached at the bottom of the job page and email your application to or by post to Recruitment, Portsmouth City Council, Floor 1, Core 5, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2EP ensuring the reference number and the Post Title are in the subject box – this will ensure your application is sent to the correct manager as quickly as possible.  We receive 1000’s of applications and do not always have the resource to investigate an application that is not clearly marked. If you do not receive an automated reply then we have not received your application.