Application window open for museums trainee programme
If you want to become a trainee at one of five Partner Museums across Essex and Suffolk then it is time to apply.
The High Street Museum and Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich along with museums partners at Colchester, the Long Shop in Leiston, Palace House in Newmarket and the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket are seeking applicants for one-year posts – thanks to a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant.
Transforming People to Transform Museums welcomes applications from local people, aged 18+, with a GCSE grade C in English (or equivalent) and no paid museum experience to join their teams in discovering, interpreting and sharing museum stories and collections.
Nine, one-year placements are available from October across a number of sites – in Ipswich they will cover Digital Collections, Exhibitions & Displays.
Other posts, including marketing, retail, community engagement and events management, are available at Colchester Museums, Palace House: National Centre for Horseracing, the Museum of East Anglian Life and the Long Shop Museum in Leiston.
Successful trainees will receive a bursary of £14,400 per year (paid monthly), visit all other partner museums through the extensive training and partner day events and will be expected to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Cultural Heritage.
Councillor Paul West, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for heritage, said:
“This trainee scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for those with little or no experience of museums to get to grips with this fascinating area of work. There are multiple roles on offer across the collective of museums with something to suit a range of skill sets. I’d encourage anyone with an interest in this sector, to find out more by visiting the website or going along to one of the taster days.”
Applications are open now until Monday 15th July 2019. So don't delay!
To apply, please complete the online application form on the Association for Suffolk Museums website at https://suffolkmuseums.org/
There are three taster days coming up! For further information, please contact Project Officer, Matthew Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01473 433568.
At the taster days you can meet the current trainees, supervisors, look behind the scenes and get to know more about the project. The taster days and times are listed below.
Museum of East Anglia Life - Saturday 15th June 2019 10 am - 12:30 pm
Palace House Newmarket - Saturday 15th June 2019 12 pm –2 pm
The Long Shop Museum (Leiston) - Monday 17th June 2019 11 am – 2 pm