Become a museum trainee with Colchester Museums

PUBLISHED: 18 June 2019

Date issued: 18 June 2019

If you would like to become a trainee at one of five partner Museums across Essex and Suffolk, then applications are now open.

Colchester Museums, The High Street Museum and Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, along with the Long Shop in Leiston, Palace House in Newmarket and the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket, are all 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 will be available, from October, across several sites in Essex and Suffolk. 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 throughout the extensive training and partner day events and will be expected to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Cultural Heritage.

Councillor Julie Young, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Performance and Deputy Leader of the council, said: “This is a great opportunity for local people to get paid work-experience and discover the rewards that come from working in a museum environment.

“Colchester has a wealth of history and heritage and this is a great opportunity to become involved in preserving this for future generations. Applications are now open until the 15 July.”

To register your interest and apply, please complete an online form on the Association for Suffolk Museums website at by Monday 15th July 2019.

For further information please email

Page last reviewed: 18 June 2019


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