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Colchester + Ipswich Museums Service is entering an exciting time of change and development.
Supported by public funding through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s 'Skills for the Future Programme', the Museums service- together with project partners The Long Shop Museum, Museum of East Anglian Life and Palace House: National Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art - is opening-up new ways for people to participate in museum activity through the Transforming People to Transform Museums project.
The project will be providing paid trainee opportunities that open up career pathways into the museum and heritage sector and help create future museum environments that better reflect and represent local communities.
Colchester Museums are now looking for local people to make applications to enter this exciting new programme. Applicants must be aged 18+, hold a GCSE English Grade C (or equivalent) and have no previous paid museum experience, to join their teams in discovering, interpreting and sharing museum stories and collections.
In total nine bursary paid placements of £14,400 per annum are available from 29 October 2018 and applicants will work to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Cultural Heritage during this time.
Cllr Tim Young, Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Business and Culture, said: “This is a terrific opportunity for local people. The paid traineeships will enable individuals to learn and gain valuable experience of museum practice, together with transferable business skills, to help them in their future careers.
“Encouraging new people into the museum and heritage sector helps preserve our amazing heritage for future generations to enjoy.”
To apply for Colchester + Ipswich Museum roles, simply complete an online application form found here: https://www.colchester.gov.uk/jobs/. Applications close Wednesday 8 August.
To find out how to apply for the Transforming People to Transform Museums trainee opportunities at other sites, please visit each museums' website.