Want to work with us? 1 Year Traineeships now open- Closing date 27 Jan.

The Ethnic Minority Career Museum & Built Environment Heritage Programme

Would you like to work in museums? We are working with the Next Step Initiative to offer Traineeships with bursaries. There are several opportunities available:

  • Collections Engagement Assistant (Museums & Galleries Edinburgh)
  • Open Museum Traineeship (Glasgow Life, Glasgow)
  • Glasgow Museum Events Traineeship (Glasgow Life, Glasgow).

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 and 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

• The traineeships are only open to people from African and Caribbean/ Ethnic Minority Communities across Scotland.
Application Instructions
Contact Dr Rosemary Sleith for an Application Pack by email r.sleith@nextstepinitiative.org.uk
or call her on 0754265293 to discuss traineeship
Interviews will be 12th February 2020 (Museum & Galleries, Edinburgh) and  18th or 19th February 2020 (Glasgow Life, Glasgow).

About edinburghmuseumsoutreach

I'm the Outreach & Access Manager at Edinburgh Museums & Galleries (the museums service of the City of Edinburgh Council). I take the museums out to community groups and schools. I really enjoy meeting lots of people of different ages and backgrounds and helping them connect with our collections. I love showing people some of the amazing objects that we hold and I like helping them to remember the past or to create something amazing.
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