Next Step Initiative Traineeships

The Ethnic Minority Career Museum & Built Environment Heritage Programme – 1 Year Traineeships now open!

2 Collection Engagement Assistant Traineeship’s (Museum & Galleries, Edinburgh) with bursary.

1 Open Museum Traineeship (Glasgow Life, Glasgow).

1 Glasgow Museum Events Traineeship (Glasgow Life, Glasgow).

Key points to note:

  • Traineeships are supported by a bursary which is non repayable
  • All trainees will be supported to do a qualification in Museum and Galleries Practice.
  • Visa status must allow full time working in UK.

Traineeship provides:

  • An opportunity to work within the Museum and Galleries sector.
  • A chance to gain skills, knowledge and understanding of a variety of departments (e.g. Collections management, Conservation, Audience Development, Learning and interpretation, Community engagement).
  • Scope to build a career path in the sector.
  • Scope to use existing transferable skills
  • An opportunity to be instrumental in bringing the African and ethnic minorities communities into the sector for: leisure, education or employment
  • A platform for you to excel and develop professionally and personally.

Selection Criteria:

  • Applicants must have a willingness to learn and strive within the sector.
  • No specific academic qualifications are required; however, applicants should be able to read and write fluent English.
  • An enthusiasm for heritage and all it stands for is required.
  • The traineeships are only open to people from African and Caribbean/Ethnic Minority Communities across Scotland.

Contact Dr Rosemary Sleith for an Application Pack by email or call her on 0754265293 to discuss the traineeships.

Closing date 27th January 2020.

Interviews will be 12th February 2020 (Museum & Galleries, Edinburgh). Interviews will be 18th or 19th February 2020 (Glasgow Life, Glasgow).

Further information about Next Step Initiative can be found here.