Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, in partnership with the British Museum, has obtained National Lottery funds to provide a year-long paid trainee post “for a local young person…..someone aged 18-24 who may not have thought about a career in museums before but who wants to develop their digital skills”. 

Kim Forward, lead councillor for culture at HBC, says in a press release that the selected trainee will complete an accredited Level 3 diploma in Cultural Heritage and “get in-work skills training and experiences to further their career as well as monthly training sessions at partner museums across the UK.

“There will be a £13,350 (tax free) allowance. Part of the trainee’s work will be photographing the museum’s collections and sharing information about them through social media and the museum’s website.

“This is an exciting opportunity for a local young person who does not

have a degree or more than six months paid experience working in a museum.”

Applications are sought in particular from people who are under-represented in the museum sector, including black and minority ethnic people, those from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and people with a disability.

To apply for the traineeship or to find out more about the programme go to www.museumfutures.co.uk/hastings. The closing date is Sunday 27th November.


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