Museum Traineeships North West

Listed below are current and upcoming museum traineeships in the North West

Community Engagement Officer
Albert Dock, Liverpool
Salary: £9,900
14 Month Fixed Term Part Time Contract commencing November 2015
Closing date: 6 November 2015

Albert Dock is a mixed-use complex consisting of leading cultural attractions such as Tate Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum and the International Slavery Museum; residential properties; office accommodation and bars, restaurants and retail. and is the UK’s largest grouping of Grade I listed buildings. Situated on the world-famous Liverpool waterfront, within the UNESCO World Heritage Site Liverpool: Maritime Mercantile City. Albert Dock attracts more than 5 million visits each year.

The aim of this project is to increase the engagement of local people with Albert Dock’s history and heritage, while also providing improved heritage interpretation for all visitors, contributing to the success of Albert Dock as an all-year-around attraction.

This project will deliver audience development activity and heritage interpretation on behalf of Gower Street Estates Ltd

The Community Engagement Officer for the project ‘People’s heritage: developing audiences and visitor experience at Albert Dock, Liverpool’ will be responsible for the delivery of all aspects of audience development and community engagement activity and outcomes.

This role includes, successful delivery of the audience development and community engagement activities and outcomes of the project People’s heritage: developing audiences and visitor experience at Albert Dock, Liverpool’. as well as undertaking visitor/non-visitor evaluation, recruitment and co-ordination of community participants for activities, liaisoning with community participants regarding activity opportunities,co-ordination of local history workshops, with delivery partners and Project Curator, providing support for community exhibition development, co-ordination of heritage walks for local communities, in liaison with tour guides, co-ordination of Heritage Festival in September 2016, with Project Curator, co-ordination and delivery family event series with delivery partners, co-ordination of community consultation for the App to inform final content and function, and evaluation of community activities and provision of data to Project Manager for final report.

The successful candidate will be experienced in audience development and community engagement in the heritage sector, with at least 3 years minimum experience, they will also have experience of setting up and managing community engagement projects, experience of working with volunteers, experience of heritage project evaluation, including visitor evaluation, experience of managing events, a familiarity with delivery of HLF projects, experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders, experience of advocacy and marketing.

To apply, please send a CV & covering letter outlining your understanding of the challenges and opportunities for community engagement, volunteers, audience development and learning at Albert Dock to John Williams.
:Also requested for applications is, a fee proposal including a daily rate figure and an estimate of the number of days required to deliver the project between appointment and the end of the project in 2016.

John Williams

1001 The Lock
41 Whitworth Street West
Manchester M1 5BE
0161 237 9539
07771 926807

Please quote University of Leicester, Museum Studies Jobs Desk in your application.

Voluntary Conservation and Collections Intern, Lyme
The National Trust, Stockport
Unpaid Internship, Temporary contract (less than 13 Months) 15-22.5 hours per week 
Closing date: 2 November 2015

This Internship offers the chance to join the House Team at Lyme during the Winter Season 2015/6. The main purpose of the role is to learn about how The National Trust care for and manage the house and collections.

The Successful Candidate will play a vital role in a project to update documentation and photograph objects in storage and on display in line with Museum Accreditation standards. They will also be given the opportunity to get involved ‘Putting the House to Bed’. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop skills in collections management, care and preventive conservation, working with a museum accredited collection and in beautiful surroundings.

The internship will involve, getting to know the history and significance of Lyme through working closely with the collections, working with the collections in a ‘hands-on’ way, handling, lifting and carrying historic objects, and being involved in the preventive conservation within the house.

– The intern will play a key role in ensuring the inventory of photographs is accurate and up-to-date, they will supervise a small team of collections volunteers when required, supporting them to complete the audit of the collection, work with other departments to increase access to collections, become familiar with and following the National Trust’s Health and Safety Procedures at all times, as well as contributing to online communications about the work undertaken during the internship.

To apply, please download and complete the Application Form and email to:

The full Role Profile and Application Form is available to download:

Please quote University of Leicester, Museum Studies Jobs Desk in your application.

Museum Technician
Salford Community Leisure
Full Time 36 hours per week Permanent Contract
Salary: £21,530 – £23,698 pa
Closing Date: Monday 2 November 2015

This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled and energetic person to join Salford Community Leisure as the Museum Technician.

The successful candidate will have at least 3 years technical experience within a museum or art gallery setting, with an in depth knowledge of object and art installation, collections care and AV.

Salford Community Leisure deliver up to 18 varied, inspiring and engaging temporary exhibitions a year, aimed at specific audiences, including families.

Along with their permanent gallery spaces, the exhibitions are installed across two main sites: Salford Museum and Art Gallery and Ordsall Hall and Gardens – a grade I listed Tudor manor house.

Working as a key member of the exhibitions team, the successful candidate must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines whilst delivering work to the highest professional standard.

For a full job description, person specification and application form, please see here:

Please quote University of Leicester, Museum Studies Jobs Desk in your application.

Theatre Design Team
Manchester Jewish Museum
Fixed term Contract
23 November 2015

In May 2015 Manchester Jewish Museum was awarded a development grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a major development project.

The project will fully restore the museum’s Grade II* listed synagogue building and will create a new museum extension to house new galleries and spaces for learning, events and commercial operations.

They are now looking to appoint a Theatre Design Team to work with us on this project to carry out a high-level design study (RIBA Stages 2 & 3) of the museum’s Grade II* listed synagogue building and provide support, guidance and advice to an architect-led Design Team in the development of new event spaces in a museum extension.

A full brief can be downloaded here

Please quote University of Leicester, Museum Studies Jobs Desk in your application.


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