The Tank Museum | Vacancies


Would you like to be part of the team at one of the world's leading military museums?

Over 200,000 people visit the Tank Museum every year where we bring the history of tanks and tank crew to life... Supported by the world’s best collection of tanks & action packed live displays. Our staff play a vital role in ensuring each and every one of them has a memorable and enjoyable visit.

Current Opportunities:

Workshop Manager

Full time

Salary - 
£35,000 - £40,000 per annum

Closing date - Monday 23rd September 2019

The Tank Museum boast the most comprehensive collection of armoured fighting vehicles in the world. Current displays tell the story of the tank in the 20th century, the entire collection has designated Status.

This is an exciting opportunity to join The Tank Museum as a Workshop Manager, at a time of rapid growth and development. This role will manage the running display fleet used for holiday activities, special events and vehicle rides together with the overhaul, conservation and restoration of the museum’s historic tank collection. You will lead and develop a team of workshop technicians in the operation, maintenance, servicing, restoration and repairs.  

The Workshop Manager will have experience of managing a workshop or similar operation with responsibility for vehicle maintenance programmes with hands on engineering experience. An engineering degree or relevant qualification is required.

Full job description here.

Museum Guide 

Salary: £16,009 per annum

37.5 hours per week (5 days per week to include some weekend working and bank holidays)

Closing date: 30th September 2019

Interview date: 4th October 2019

Are you a people person?

As a Museum Guide you will play a crucial part in enhancing the visitor experience on the Museum floor through personal interaction and by interpreting the exhibits while maintaining visitor safety and security.

Although full training will be provided, clear, confident communication skills are required for this role. Successful candidates will have an interest in military history, be service orientated, enthusiastic, reliable, and smart in appearance, a team player and be able to act on their own initiative.

Full job description here.

Head of Commercial Operations

Full time Salary - £40,000 - £45,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Closing date - Monday 30th September 2019

Interview dates - 7th-8th October 2019

Over 200,000 people visit the Tank Museum every year where we bring the history of tanks and tank crew to life. This is a unique opportunity to work for The Tank Museum, Dorset’s leading indoor tourist attraction.  The Head of Commercial Operations, plays a key role in the Senior Management Team of the Museum with specific responsibility for looking after our visitors and generating income.

We are looking for a Head of Commercial Operations who will deliver a great visitor experience and oversee all commercial and operational matters.  This involves overseeing the day to day operation of the Museum including ticketing, retail, events, facilities, Museum Guides and catering.

The Tank Museum is looking for a candidate who has strong financial, commercial and operational acumen with experience in managing a multi-dimensional team. You will be expected to lead, coach, inspire and support your teams whilst implementing a continuous improvement culture to drive profitable growth in line with business strategy.

Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of operational and leadership experience with a proven track record in commercial success. Strong leadership, organisational, communication and influencing skills. As well as having an eye for detail and desire for excellence, you will be creative with the ability to embrace new ideas and innovations to ensure that the Museum continues to be the best military museum in the UK.

Full job description here.

To Make Your Application:

To apply for any of the positions above, there is a requirement to complete The Tank Museum application form below and return it to CVs only accepted in support of your completed application form.
Due to the large number of applications we usually receive, it is not possible to write to you should you not be shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Download application form here.

Staff may be subject to a CRB check on appointment.