North West Museums University Placement Programme

Museum Development North West and Curious Minds are working together to deliver a number of paid university placements and are looking for museums to participate.

Using Curious Minds’ Trailblaze model the programme will create six six-month placements for university students in museums across the North West.  This is an opportunity to engage students from non-arts courses in the museums sector, to develop their understanding of the range of job opportunities available and to diversify the workforce.  It will allow you to develop relationships with local universities that can extend beyond this programme.  This is a great opportunity to showcase the wider arts and cultural sector that there are opportunities beyond national initiatives such as the Creative Employment Programme, and encourage others to be creative in their approach to workforce development, and not rely on the next reinvention of the work-based learning wheel. 

All financial aspects such as the wage will be covered by Museum Development North West and all that we ask from museums is to dedicate the time required to deliver a meaningful and worthwhile placement.

The placements will take place from January 2018 onwards and will be one day a week for 26 weeks.

Due to the nature of the programme the deadline is quite soon so if you are interested in participating in the programme please complete the application form and send to us by 5pm on Tuesday 3rd October –

For more info please contact Alex Bird – or Holly Ball –


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