Traineeship opportunity

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Paid traineeship – QCF Level 3 Cultural Heritage diploma – Royal Pavilion & Museums 2016-17

Photo of Dragon Chandelier in Royal Pavilion Banqueting Room
Dragon Chandelier in Royal Pavilion Banqueting Room

Royal Pavilion & Museums (RP&M) is recruiting for a one-year traineeship, QCF Level 3 Cultural Heritage diploma, starting in September 2016. The successful candidate will receive a £13,000 (tax free) bursary and will be trained, supervised and mentored within RP&M. Bespoke training content will be adapted to the interests and aspirations of the trainee, as well as to the RP&M collections.

The traineeship is for one young person, aged 18-22 years, from Brighton & Hove. Recruitment is particularly targeted at young people who may be socially excluded or from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

Learning Museum aims to provide training opportunities to people from groups that are currently underrepresented in the museum workforce. It aims to invest in a new generation of museum professionals and equip them to thrive in a fast-changing sector.

After a year of work-based learning and collaborative workshops, the trainee will have developed dynamic collections skills and gained experience in key museum development, such as entrepreneurship and fundraising.

Recruitment for the traineeship will be via a taster day at Brighton Museum in July which will include writing an application, and then through group and individual interviews. In order to keep the recruitment process inclusive the application will assume no prior work or academic experience of the museum sector.

Potential candidates must attend the taster day. This will enable them to find out more about the museum and the traineeship opportunity and will include support in writing an effective application that accurately represents their potential.

One trainee will be selected, along with a reserve. Where possible we aim to link other young people that have expressed an interest via applications into our youth engagement programme.

If you know any young people who may be interested in this opportunity then please contact me via sarah.pain@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Closing date: Friday 15 July 2016