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Traineeship Opportunity: 7x Museum Traineeships

Do you love museums, enjoy working with the public & have the passion & motivation to keep learning?

If the answer is yes, whether or not you have ever worked or thought about working in museums before, then Norfolk Museums Service wants to hear from you.

As part of our award winning Teaching Museum programme we are offering 7 Museum Traineeships as a stepping stone into the world of museums. These starter posts are offered on a 12 months fixed term contract from April 2017 at a salary of £16,481. A range of traineeships is on offer providing the opportunity to work with museums and their collections: handling, documenting, interpreting and caring for objects/artefacts to bring them to life for visitors, through displays, events and social media.

Norfolk Teaching Museum Traineeships combine a job with a training and development programme delivered by museum professionals who are experts in their field. You will be supported to carry out the duties and responsibilities of your job. The traineeship will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience to pursue a career in the museum sector. No museum experience is required but we are looking for people who are qualified to level 3. You must have a demonstrable interest in museums and in finding work in the sector and experience of working in a public-facing, customer service type role.

Norfolk Museums Service is an equal opportunities employer which values diversity and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under represented, including BAME and applicants with disabilities.

We want to appoint a cohort of trainees who will never stop learning, people with inquisitive minds and lots of ideas, who can act with integrity, demonstrate their excellent communication skills and have the enthusiasm and understanding to make every visitor feel valued.

You can find out more about this opportunity by attending a briefing session for potential applicants on Friday 9th or Saturday 10th December 2016, at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery.

Please book on ONE of the following briefing sessions by clicking on one of the links below. Please only book if you are definitely able to attend. Places are limited and once they are filled bookings will close. Following the briefing you will be sent the link to the application pack and form.

Friday 9th December 2016
Session 1 – 2.30-4.30 pm (registration from 1.30)
Saturday 10th December 2016
Session 2 – 10.30-12.30pm (doors open at 10, registration 10-10.30)
Session 3 – 1.30-3.30pm (registration from 12.45)

The briefing sessions are an important part of the process. Attending a briefing session will enable you to make a better application. After attending a briefing you will be sent a link to the application pack and application form. The deadline for return of completed applications will be Tuesday 3 January 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment centre at Norwich Castle Museum on 22 or 23 February 2017. Places are limited so booking is essential.

Bookings close at 12 noon on 5 December 2016 or sooner if all sessions are full.

If you have any questions which are not answered here or in the advert, please email teachingmuseum@norfolk.gov.uk  Please note that we are unable to pay any expenses to attend these briefing sessions.

Norfolk Teaching Museum is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.