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Interpretation Officer

£25,500 per annum

Application deadline: February 9th 2020

We are looking for a keen, committed interpretation officer to play a key role within our Interpretation Team. This post will support the development and delivery of exhibitions and displays across the museum’s three sites, at our flagship museum in Leeds, at our historic home in the Tower of London, and at the Victorian Fort Nelson in Hampshire.

The Royal Armouries cares for one of the world’s oldest museum collections, which continues to grow in new and exciting ways today. In this role you will help bring this national collection of arms and armour to life. The post-holder will be based in Leeds and will work across all three of the museum’s sites.

We are looking for a creative and practical interpretation professional with experience in the museum sector. You will have a good understanding of audiences and experience of how to develop content and interpretation according to the separate needs of each. You will have a track record of creativity and innovation in story-led museum interpretation and will know how to deliver compelling narrative across different media drawing on sector best practice.

You will also have experience of working successfully within multi-disciplinary teams within museums; contractors including designers and interpretative developers; and external stakeholders. You will be used to managing content delivery on a large-scale, collaborating with both internal and external teams and supporting exhibition and display projects to successful delivery.


Based in Royal Armouries Leeds, This is a full-time position, 5 days out of 7. Weekend and bank holiday working maybe required.


A Police Check will be requested in the event of a successful application.  Please refer to the job description for the level of check required. A criminal record would not necessarily be a bar to employment.


To apply please visit  Please note you will need to download an application form as directed and upload it via our recruitment system in the space provided.  We cannot accept CVs in place of an application form.


Closing date: Sunday 9 February 2020


Interviews: Thursday 20 February 2020

Royal Armouries

Leeds LS10 1LT

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