Associate assessor Curator

  • Full-time
  • Freelance
  • Homebased

Hours per week: Contracted, Freelance

Salary/Fee: Fee per assessment, based on daily rate

Location: Multiple locations across the UK. Occasional travel to AIM HQ in Derby may be required

About the role

AIM supports the growth in the end-point assessment (EPA) of apprenticeship standards, delivery of high-quality EPA, and working in partnership with major employers across sectors. We are currently focusing our work on the creative and cultural industries. We are seeking to recruit talented and motivated assessors across a range of standards in the creative sector, including Curator.


A curator works in museums, galleries or organisations such as local authorities, universities, historic environments and properties or trusts, with art, natural history or cultural collections which are accessible to the public. The type of work and size of organisation vary from working with collections, built heritage, or the natural and historic environments in large organisations with specialist staff to small venues with 1 or 2 staff who have multiple responsibilities. A Curator will research, understand, develop and interpret collections, themes or subjects e.g. historic buildings, natural and historic environments, to make these accessible to wide ranging and diverse public or private audience. They communicate information to the public or a private audience in a wide variety of ways including displays, exhibitions, public events, digital media methods and publications to bring to life collections both modern and/or ancient across a variety of subjects on a scale from paintings and sculpture to large scale vehicles and taxidermy. Curators may be subject specialists and use their knowledge to oversee the care and preservation of collections.


Assessment Methods 

  • Review and approve project proposal prior to apprentice's gateway
  • Attend project exhibition (in person or remote)
  • Professional discussion: a 150-minute discussion with the assessor and complete mark sheet. To be held at the training provider or employer premises on the assessment day


AIM Associate Assessor

End-point assessors carry out independent assessment of apprentices once they have passed through the gateway. End-point assessors must ensure their occupational competence and knowledge are up to date to ensure they have the right skills and knowledge to remain credible to employers and assess an apprentice's competence.

As an associate end-point assessor working with AIM you will:

  • Assess and document apprentice competence against apprenticeship standards at designated venues using the stated assessment methods
  • Carry out and document end-point assessment activities in line with AIM and regulatory arrangements
  • Provide concise written feedback to apprentices to explain assessment decisions
  • Complete and submit reports within the necessary timescales 
  • Provide advice and support on end-point assessment 
  • Participate in training and standardisation activities to ensure a consistent approach to end-point assessment
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the organisation and AIM end-point assessment policies and procedure


Associate assessors for Curator must: 

  • Have knowledge of the following occupational areas: Museum and Heritage Sector, Museum Best Practice and Arts Council Policies, Collections Care and Conservation Practice 
  • Recent relevant experience of the occupation/sector at level 7 or above, gained in the last 3 years or significant experience
  • Be a member of a relevant professional body
  • Willingness to undertake training about assessment practice, operating the assessment tools and grading 
  • Be independent of the apprentice, their employer and training provider(s) i.e. there must be no conflict of interest
  • Hold a current enhanced DBS certificate
  • Hold minimum of level 2 English and Maths 
  • Be resident in the UK and have the right to work in the UK

The following are desirable but not essential for this role:

  • Experience of assessment
  • Experience of working within the education sector 


Our assessors should also have:

  • Diversity orientation and an inclusive approach
  • Excellent organisational skills and a professional approach 
  • Timekeeping and punctuality
  • Problem solving skills and ability to stay calm under pressure 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Self-motivation and a flexible approach with apprentices and employers
  • A driving licence (desirable, not essential)