Museum Futures - Bristol Culture Trainee

The Bristol Culture and Creative Industries team works across Bristol to create a city which is dynamic, open, distinctive and enjoyable place to be.  As part of this service the team operates five museums and the city’s archives caring for nearly 2 million objects covering a wide range of disciplines including Natural History, Archaeology, World Cultures, Fine Art, Applied Art, Eastern Art and Industrial and Maritime History. It is also host to South West Museum Development programme working with a further 210+ museums across the region. We are an organisation which is creative, challenging, resourceful and vibrant. We seek to make a difference, to put Bristol on the map, and to improve communities’ wellbeing through engagement with their cultural provision and our collections.

The Digital Team maintain and edit the web content for, develop and test gallery interactive displays and digital signage across Bristol Museum, M Shed, The Georgian House Museum, Blaise Castle House Museum, The Red Lodge and Bristol Archives. You can read more about the Digital Team’s work here:

About the Role:

The trainee will support the Digital Team and gain experience in various digital skills related to museum collections, including digitisation (through photography and scanning), database management, and online publishing. Through a training programme, job shadowing and placements within different teams the chosen candidate will receive full training to work on projects across different departments.

The Bristol based trainee will be paid a bursary of £13,350 (tax free) and work towards a Level 3 Diploma in Cultural Heritage. This is a full-time placement for one year. Museum Futures is a 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 a disability.

How to apply:

1. Read through the role description to make sure this is the right opportunity for you. 

2. Attend a Taster Day on Monday 7 October. Potential applicants will be able to find out what it is like working in the Bristol Culture and Creative Industries team, try some digitisation tasks and activities, and speak with our staff. Attendance is encouraged but not required in order to apply.

3. Complete both the application AND monitoring forms and email both to Because this is a UK-wide traineeship, and we want to understand who is applying across the programme, it is important you complete the confidential monitoring form along with your application.