Volunteering, Internships & Jobs


Bath Preservation Trust is committed to diversifying our audiences and workforce in line with the priorities of our organisation. We actively encourage applications from candidates from groups under-represented in our organisation including; Black and minority ethnic people and Disabled people.

Curator (Maternity leave cover)

  • Bath Preservation Trust, No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LR
  • 12 months fixed term contract for maternity cover
  • Full-time, (35 hours) 5 days a week
  • Job shares for this role will also be considered, please state in your application if you wish to apply for the role on a job share basis.
  • Salary: £27,281 per annum

We are recruiting an experienced curator to work together with the Senior Curator on caring for BPT’s accredited collections and loans at No. 1 Royal Crescent, The Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Beckford’s Tower and the Museum of Bath Architecture, as well as the archive and the library held by BPT.

This role will involve both collections management and documentation as well as researching and curating exhibitions across the museums, maintain our accredited status and reinstate and maintain GIS at BPT museums in line with our forward plans.

You will be a great collaborator, who enjoys working with collections and contributing ideas to the exhibition programme provided by BPT across all our sites. As well as having had curatorial experience you contribute with new perspectives and best practice to the care of our collections and forward programme. you will be a strong communicator and administrator, implementing and maintaining systems and databases as required.

Don’t feel you meet all of the criteria in the job description? At BPT, we are committed to diversifying our team and building a workforce that is open for all, and welcome you to apply, even if your experience doesn’t fit perfectly. With your transferable skills, you could be the right candidate for this role. We do not require formal qualifications when relevant experience can be demonstrated.

Bath Preservation Trust is a wholly independent charity operating in the World Heritage city of Bath. Our museums and collections provide inspiring experiences, learning and insights from the past which help people deepen their knowledge through narratives expressed appropriately, knowledgably and equitably. Some of our activity confronts contested heritage and wherever possible we work with people, communities and other organisations to deal with these subjects appropriately, including historic and contemporary impacts. The successful candidate will be confident and inclusive in this area as well as with their approach to EDI.

We will particularly welcome applications from people from those sections of the community who are under-represented in Bath Preservation Trust and in the wider museum and heritage sector including those from the Global Majority and / or disabled applicants.

For further information about the job please see the job description and person specification link below. If you would like to arrange an informal discussion with Dr Amy Frost, Senior Curator about this post please email recruitment@bptrust.org.uk

To apply for the role, please submit your CV with a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 and the short application form from the link below to recruitment@bptrust.org.uk

We would also be grateful if you could complete the anonymous equal opportunities data monitoring form below (this is voluntary and separate to the application).

Closing date:  10.00 am on Monday 20th May 2024

Interviews:     In the week commencing 26th May 2024 (not the bank holiday Monday)

Job Description: Curator

Application Form: Curator

Equal Opportunities Data Monitoring Form



Other vacancies

Find out more about the job roles currently available across our museums, using the links below:


The Bath Preservation Trust runs four museums and volunteers form a vital part of the organisation.

By volunteering with us, you will

  • Develop new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Help your community

Please find out more about the roles available by clicking on the links below.

Click here to find out more about our Trustee vacancies. 

Work Experience

If you are interested in working in museums we can offer a limited number of work experience placements.

We have placements for young people aged 16-19 to experience working in the heritage sector. We will show you a series of behind-the-scenes glimpses of our museum as a heritage business and visitor attraction.

We will aim to give you a range of different experiences dependent upon our season and calendar as well as your interests.

You will work with our staff in business and events, social media and visitor experience, exhibitions and guiding. You will be able to do some personal research and discuss your future career ideas with staff.

Update – Work Experience applications for Summer 2024 are presently closed as we have reached capacity. 

Please apply by contacting egiles@bptrust.org.uk