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Jobs at The Roald Dahl Museum

Jobs at the Roald Dahl Museum

Collections Manager

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire 

Rate: £41,000 per annum 

Type of post: Full time, 37 hours per week

  • Are you an experienced heritage collections professional?
  • Do you believe that the value of heritage collections is as a tool to be used for public benefit?
  • Are you excited about joining the team interpreting and presenting our collections in new displays through our forthcoming capital regeneration project? 
  • Can you think on your feet, enjoy learning new things quickly, and help drive change?

If this is you, then you could be our new Collections Manager.

At the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, we think that making stories is part of what makes us human, and everyone is a storymaker. We use our collection and location – Roald Dahl’s archive, in the village he lived, worked, and found inspiration in the everyday – to help our visitors unlock the stories we all have inside.


To ensure that the power of our remarkable collections can be used to deliver charitable impact, our Collections Manager is responsible for the care of and access to the Roald Dahl Archive and our museum collections, including the preserved interior of Roald Dahl’s famous Writing Hut: the magical messy, shrine to imagination at the heart of our visitors’ experience.


The context for this job is tremendously exciting: Our recovery from the lingering impact of the Covid pandemic is getting stronger, and in 2023 our long-brewing capital regeneration – the Unlocking Stories Project (USP) – is moving through its design stages at pace.  

Intertwined with USP, we are working hard to become a more inclusive, equitable and diverse organisation, including our constructive response to the legacy of Dahl’s racism, whilst we continue to lean into the potential of his creative legacy to do good.

About the role

·       Part of the Management Group, reporting to the Director

·       Hybrid working supported (although time on site every week is necessary)

·       28 days holiday per year, plus UK bank holidays.

·       Contributory pension scheme after probation period

To apply, please email us to get the full role profile, the application form and privacy notices. You must use our form: applications by CV and letter will not be considered.

However, if you need to make your application in another format, you are very welcome to contact us to discuss. We use application forms as a safeguarding measure and to have parity in presentation of applications, but we are open to conversations about different approaches according to need.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role with Museum Director Steve Gardam, please email to set up a call.


Recruitment timeline

Application deadline: Monday 19 June 2023, 12noon

Initial interviews: Monday 3 or Tuesday 4 July 2023, at the Museum

Second interviews: TBC

Interviews will take place at the Museum. Travel expenses can be claimed with evidence of payment/mileage. Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments so you can attend an interview.

Feedback will be available for all interviewees on request. However, we cannot guarantee to give feedback to applicants who are not interviewed. 

For an application pack please email:


Learning Session Leader 

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire 

Rate: £16.12 per hour plus accrued holiday pay for annualised hours contract of 500 hours. Hours will be agreed one term in advance and will vary by week.  

Type of post: Fixed term post until December 2024, with possibility of extension. 


Do you want to be part of a dynamic and evolving Museum Team? Are you passionate about delivering quality learning experiences for families and schools? If the answer is ‘yes’, you could join our friendly team of Learning Session Leaders. 


The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is a destination of choice for tens of thousands of schools, families and lovers of Roald Dahl's work from all over the world. Your role will bring you into direct contact with these audiences as you will prepare and deliver sessions for both school groups and families.   


Following the development and launch of our Livestream Learning schools’ programme in June 2021, the Learning Team is constantly updating and improving its offer to both schools and in the public programme in a post-pandemic world. We’ve all developed new digital skills and are now working on SEND and under-5s offers. You will be keen to develop new skills and match your enthusiasms with the work of a Museum that really values and supports professional development. 


Come and work with a friendly team in the lovely village of Great Missenden, just 45 minutes from London but surrounded by the beautiful countryside that inspired Roald Dahl. 


For more details on the role and how to apply, please contact Charlotte Hollis on  


NB Session Leaders deliver across term time weekdays, weekends and throughout school holidays. Please be ready to discuss your availability when applying.  


Closing date: Midday Tuesday 30th May 

Interviews: Thursday 8th June 


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