Bristol Culture Museum Futures Trainee

Paid traineeship with Bristol Culture in 2020

Closes October 25, 2019

Bristol Culture and South West Museum Development are delighted to be working with British Museum for their ‘Museum Futures’ training programme. This is a year-long paid traineeship for 18-24 year olds, new to the cultural heritage sector and interested in growing their professional and digital skills. Trainees will be paid a bursary of £13,350 (tax free) and work towards a Level 3 Diploma in Cultural Heritage. Start date is January 2020.

The trainee will support the Digital Team at Bristol Culture and South West Museum Development. Through a training programme, job shadowing and placements within different teams the chosen candidate will receive full training to work on projects including:

• Creating an online collection on the Google Arts and Culture platform
• Developing guidelines for staff using the collections management system (Emu)
• Cataloguing archaeology collections
• Transcribing and extracting data from natural sciences collections
• Developing a social media campaign for digital collections
• Analysing digital engagement through web analytics
• Creating, maintaining and promoting open data

Museum Futures is positive action traineeship. We particularly welcome applications from candidates that are under-represented in the museum sector, including black and minority ethnic candidates, candidates from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and/or candidates with disability.

For more information and how to apply please see:

Anyone interested in applying for the traineeship is welcome to find out more at our taster afternoon:

Date: Monday 7th October
Time: 1pm-5pm
Location: M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN
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