Open Evening - British Museum Future Curators 2012 programme
|24 January 2012
|17:30 - 19:00
5.30-7pm. The recruitment for the British Museum Future Curators 2012 programme is open now. Is this the right job for you? If you want to find out more, please come to the Open Evening in the Kanaris Theatre at Manchester Museum on 24 January, 5.30-7pm.
As part of the HLF Skills for the Future programme, the British Museum, together with five regional partner museums, is looking for five ambitious and creative people to take part in this paid work-based training initiative. Trainees will spend a total of 18 months at two UK museums; six months at the British Museum and 12 months at a partner museum. Through formal training and on-the-job experience, each trainee will acquire specific collections knowledge, an extensive range of curatorial and transferable skills, and a large network of professional contacts, invaluable for laying the foundations for a successful career in the sector. The programme welcomes applications from a diverse range of people and backgrounds to apply for this unique trainee opportunity to build skills and knowledge for a career in the Museum sector.
The traineeship will begin in June 2012, with recruitment open 11 January-17 February 2012.
The five positions we are looking to fill are:
Trainee curator in Ancient Egypt and Sudan; Trainee curator in Ethnographic Collections; Trainee curator in Far Eastern Culture; Trainee curator in Late Medieval Europe; Trainee curator in Islamic Art and Culture.
This open evening will be a great opportunity to hear an introduction to the programme, meet some of the curators at the Museum, and ask any questions you might have. The team will be there at 5.30pm for anyone who would like an informal chat, and the formal presentation about the programme will start at 6pm.
To find out more about the programme, visit www.britishmuseum.org/futurecurators or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future Curators is funded by HLF through the Skills for the Future programme, which offers work-based training in a wide range of skills that are needed to look after our cultural heritage.
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