Museum Futures

14,650 tax-free
Full time
Closing date

Posted by: naomisb

Date: 9 October 2020

The Museum of Cardiff (formerly known as the Cardiff Story Museum) opened in 2011. It is the first museum that tells the city’s history. Our collections contain everything from works of art to teapots, and all have a story to tell about the city and the people who have lived, worked and played here over generations.

The Museum Futures trainee will be a key part of our small team, and will get involved in all aspects of our work. We especially want the trainee to help coordinate and create informative, engaging and accessible digital content for the museum’s galleries and online use. The chosen candidate will be fully trained on museum documentation of collections, digitisation (including digitisation through photography of objects) and how we use objects to tell the story of the city and its people. We have a couple of projects that we would like our trainee to work with us to deliver. One is to make our collection accessible online via a new website and another to work with diverse communities across the city to make sure our collections, displays and activities do more to represent them and their stories.

Trainees will complete an accredited Level 3 diploma in Cultural Heritage and gain in-work skills training and experiences to add to their CV and further their career opportunities. For these reasons we encourage young people aged 18-24 that have not completed an undergraduate degree to apply. Candidates with over 6 months paid or unpaid experience of working in a museum and/or a Master’s degree (Level 7 qualification or above) are not eligible to apply. Museum Futures is positive action traineeship. We particularly welcome applications from candidates that are under-represented in the museum sector.