IWM Duxford, Duxford Airfield, Building 425, Cambridge CB22 4QR




Circa £40,000 per annum (Trading Company Contract), Circa £38,000 per annum (Museum Contract)

Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Full time



Preservation Manager

Purpose of the Job

With a preservation background and working with your peers, you shall devise an overarching preservation strategy to sustain IWMs archive collections.

The purpose of the job is to plan and manage programmes to preserve IWMs collection material at all of IWM’s five branches or at local venues (both in store and on display).

This shall involve commissioning collection reviews, overseeing external contracts and supervising internal specialists. You shall share your expertise with stakeholders and deliver preservation training to others.

You will be the primary source of expertise regarding the management and care of IWMs archive collections.

The post will also be responsible for key preservation programmes in support of IWM’s projects.

The post is based at IWM Duxford branch but you will occasionally be required to work at all branches as required.

Key Duties

You will be expected to work independently as well as across different teams in order to contribute to and deliver the priorities of IWM - using your knowledge, skills, talent and potential to the best of your ability.

You will focus at all times on delivering excellent customer service, ensure value for money at all times while being professional, courteous and demonstrating the behaviours and attributes expected of all IWM employees. You will also adhere to all corporate standards, and use corporate systems as directed to ensure consistency of service, brand and operational standards.

You will be an experienced specialist in your area and take on broad responsibilities, working across departments effectively, working with individuals, partners and where appropriate volunteers.

You should be able to manage and motivate staff, partners and, where relevant, volunteers in order to get the best out of them

You will be expected to comply with corporate standards, and use corporate systems, processes and procedures – and undertake any necessary training as directed.

Support and facilitate public access to our collection, expertise and knowledge.

Develop, partake in and produce accessible material and activities aimed at engaging, informing, educating and enthusing our audiences and potential audiences in the collection and our subject matter, and mission.

For a full job specification, which your application will be marked against, please visit IWM Careers

The closing date for applications is 9am, Tuesday 26th July 2022. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 August 2022

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