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Museum Futures Trainee

Enquiry Reference: 1243286

Hours: 35 hours pw

Experience and Skills: Trainees will gain a diploma, in-work training and experiences to build their CV, so we encourage young people aged 18-24 that have not completed an undergraduate degree to apply. Candidates should be IT literate and curious about museum work and digital technology. No previous museum experience is necessary (candidates with over 6 months experience in a museum and or postgraduate qualification are not eligible to apply).

How to Apply: For a full role description, how to join the info session and to apply online please go to If you have any questions please email or

Planned Training: 1

Minimum Age: 18

Maximum Age: 24

Pay Type: Other

Contract Type: Temporary

Driving Licence Type Required: None

Job Type: Traineeship

Job Purpose: We will host an info session on Zoom at 2pm on 14th October 2020 (interested people need to sign up in order to be sent the meeting link, attendance is encouraged but not necessary to apply for the traineeship) and the application deadline is 12th November 2020.

Main Responsibilities: Trainees will: • work full time at The Atkinson, Southport • start in January 2021 • attend monthly training sessions at partner museums across the UK (travel expenses paid) • work towards a Level 3 Cultural heritage qualification • contribute to innovative digital projects and be fully trained on digitalisation, including 2D photography of our collection and on our collections database to update our digital documentation.

Hours of Work: Full Time

Maximum Salary: £14650.00

Comments: We at The Atkinson, Southport, have an amazing opportunity for a young person aged 18 – 24, living in Sefton to join us for one year in a paid traineeship in partnership with the British Museum. • earn a bursary of £14,650 (tax free)

Closing Date: 11 Nov 2020

Interview Date: N/A

Supported by Youth Employment Initiative &