Museum Futures - The British Museum Trainee

The next Museum Futures trainee based at the British Museum will support the work of the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre. The SDDC is a digital learning programme that seeks to give young audiences memorable, interactive and fun experiences. The centre itself is a freshly refurbished (September 2019) space in the British Museum fitted out with digital equipment including a full suite of Samsung mobile devices. A range of up to 34 learning programmes a week take place in the centre and beyond, including workshops for schools and activities for families. The programmes vary in their content but always maintain a connection to the Museum’s fascinating collection of objects.

About the Role:

The main focus of this trainee role will be to establish an effective data management process for the Centre’s data, which includes but is not limited to a range of files used within the learning programme, high-resolution images, statistics, an archive of the past 10 years and much more! The selected candidate will be fully trained to undertake this work and to understand what digital learning in the museum sector entails, while getting hands-on with the latest Samsung technology. The Trainee will be part of the Schools and Young Audiences team and will also gain experience of developing and delivering fun and accessible projects for young people at the British Museum.

The trainee will gain an understanding of the wider organisation and will have the opportunity to receive tailored training based on their interests.

The trainee will be paid a bursary of £15,350 (tax free) and work towards a Level 3 Diploma in Cultural Heritage.This is a full-time placement for one year.

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 Saturday 19 October, 2019. Potential applicants will be able to explore what it is like working at the museum, try out some digital activities and speak with staff. Attendance is encouraged but not required in order to apply.

3. Complete both the application AND monitoring forms and email both to Because Museum Futures is a UK-wide training programme, and we aim to understand who is applying across the programme, it is important that you submit both the application form and the confidential monitoring form.