Museum Futures - Hastings Museum Trainee

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery was established in 1890 and has always offered local people and visitors to the town the opportunity to explore its varied collections of local history, natural sciences, fine and decorative arts, and world cultures.

Today, the museum is undergoing significant change to become a socially engaged organisation which works in partnership with local people to advocate for social justice and human rights as well as trying to making sense of contemporary issues. Our vision is to be “a local museum with a global collection that inspires people and connects communities”.

About the Role:

The trainee will be involved in recording our collections using photography and sharing information about them through social media and the museum’s website. You will also help us to update our collections database by creating new object records and adding new information to our database. You will be supported and trained to do this throughout your traineeship, so no prior experience or knowledge of how to do this is needed. 

The Hastings 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.

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 21 October, 2019. Potential applicants will be able to explore what it is like working at the museum, sample some tasks and activities based around our collection of objects 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 Damian at DEtherington@hastings.gov.uk. 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.