STAGE 6 mois : Archive Assistant, Army Flying Museum Archive/Stockbridge (United Kingdom)

  • Poste : Archive Assistant / Assistant*e Archives.
  • Employeur : Army Flying Museum (United Kingdom), Museum Archive – Stockbridge (Hampshire) / Musée de l’Aviation de l’armée britannique, Service des Archives – Stockbridge (comté du Hampshire).
  • Offre : Internship 37.5 hours per week for 6 months / Stage de 6 mois à temps complet.
  • Date limite de candidature : 15 novembre 2020 à minuit.

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EMPLOYEUR & CONTEXTE : The Army Flying Museum tells the story of British Army aviation and has recently undergone a largescale, National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported redevelopment. The museum aims to connect with families, primary schools and youth groups, serving and retired Army Air Corps personnel, adult curious minds and aviation and military enthusiasts. The museum welcomes visitors 362 days a year and is open 10am to 4.30pm daily.

The Museum’s collection covers the five main branches of Army aviation : Royal Engineers (1878-1912), The Royal Flying Corps (1912-1918), Air Observation Post Squadrons (1941-1957), the Glider Pilot Regiment (1942-1957) and the current Army Air Corps (1957-to date). Over 30 aircraft can be seen on display in the Museum and the collection also contains smaller items such as uniforms, medals and equipment which we use to tell inspiring stories about the people involved in Army aviation.

The Museum Archive is a rich source of original documents of historical, personal and technical interest. It contains personal and official papers, flying log books, pilots’ notes, manuals and a large collection of photographs and slides which are used for displays and research.

POSTE & MISSIONS : The Archival Assistant position gives the opportunity for a passionate and motivated individual to gain teamwork, archival, research and collection management skills, begin to develop a network of professional contacts and to implement learning in practical challenges.

Main Duties and Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to :

  • Assisting the Archivist and Curator with the day-to-day management of the Museum collection, with key focus on the archival collection.
  • Answering enquiries from the public, Army Air Corps and wider MOD.
  • Managing the museum’s NLHF-funded Oral History project, supporting the oral history volunteers, and engaging with a wider group of veterans and their families.
  • Supervising and assisting researchers in the archive.
  • Assisting with the supervision of archival volunteers.
  • Accessioning of new acquisitions to Spectrum standards.
  • Accepting new Museum donations and managing the appropriate collections paperwork.
  • Assisting with creating content for the museum’s website and social media.
  • Participating in Museum activities and events as required.
  • Providing other support to the Archivist and Curator as required.

Conditions d’exercice :

  • Contract Type : Internship: 37.5 hours per week for 6 months. Possibility to extend dependent on funding.
  • Salary : £17,000 per annum (£8,500 pro rata).
  • Location : The Army Flying Museum, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge (Hampshire).
  • Recrutement : stage de 6 mois à 37,5h/semaine. Possibilité de prolongation selon le financement du poste.
  • Rémunération : 17 000 Livres Sterling/an (8500 au prorata).
  • Lieu de travail : The Army Flying Museum, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge (Hampshire).


Skills and Knowledge :

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work using initiative and without supervision.
  • Computer literate, ideally with experience of working with a heritage collections database.
  • An enthusiasm for tasks which require relentless attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to prioritise.
  • A good team worker.
  • Willingness and aptitude to work with Museum volunteers.
  • A commitment to upholding Museum policies, including Health and Safety.
  • Enthusiasm for aviation / military collections would be an advantage.

Qualifications and Experience :

  • A proven track record in research, ideally on a military subject.
  • Educated to Degree level in an appropriate subject or the equivalent experience.
  • This role would suit a recent graduate seeking to develop their practical experience of working in a professional Museum or Archival environment.


  • Marjolijn VERBRUGGE, The Army Flying Museum – Tel. : 01264 784421 – Email :
  • Auprès de Madame Marjolijn VERBRUGGE, archiviste du Army Flying Museum – Tel. : 01264 784421 – Courriel :


  • Please submit :
    • A comprehensive CV (3 page maximum) containing the details of relevant qualifications and experience.
    • A covering letter (3 page maximum) which states your interest and suitability for the post.
    • The names and addresses of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer or educational establishment.
  • To :
    • Marjolijn VERBRUGGE, The Army Flying Museum, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8DY.
    • Email :
  • Referees will not be contacted without a candidate’s prior consent.
  • The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 15 November 2020.
  • Interviews will be held in person or digitally on Wednesday 18 and Friday 20 November. Please indicate in your covering letter if you will be unavailable at this time.
  • If you have a disability, please let us know in your application. The Museum is committed to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities.
  • Merci d’envoyer les éléments de candidature suivants :
    • Un CV complet (3 pages maximum) contenant les détails pertinents des qualifications et de l’expérience.
    • Une lettre de motivation (3 pages maximum) indiquant votre intérêt et votre aptitude pour le poste.
    • Les noms et adresses de deux référents, dont l’un*e doit être votre employeur ou établissement d’enseignement actuel, ou le plus récent.
  • À envoyer à l’attention de Mme Marjolijn VERBRUGGE :
    • Courrier postal : Marjolijn VERBRUGGE, The Army Flying Museum, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8DY, UK.
    • Ou par courriel, à :
  • Les référents ne seront pas contactés sans le consentement des candidat*e*s.
  • Date limite de candidature : dimanche 15 novembre 2020 à minuit.
  • Les entretiens auront lieu physiquement ou numériquement, mercredi 18 novembre ou vendredi 20 novembre. Merci d’indiquer dans votre courrier de candidature si vous serez disponible à ces dates.
  • Si vous avez un handicap, merci de nous en faire part dans votre candidature. Le Musée s’engage à s’entretenir avec tous les candidats en situation de handicap, qui réunissent un minimium de critères pour postuler, et les évaluer sur leurs compétences.



Source : Army Flying Museum.