Horniman Museum and Gardens, Digital Trainee (South London Music)

We are the Horniman Museum and Gardens, an inspiring, surprising, family-friendly, free attraction in South London’s Forest Hill.

We’ve been open since Victorian times, when Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to visitors. Since then, our collection has grown tenfold and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium, a Butterfly House and natural history collection.

Unusually for such an important Museum, you can see our collection up-close and face-to-face. You can even pick up, try on and play with some of our objects.

Our visitors come time and again to explore our free museum, take part in our activities and enjoy our 16-acre gardens. And they discover something fascinating and mesmerising every time.

About the Role:

The Digital Trainee (South London Music) will help in the creation, organisation, and sharing on line of the Horniman’s digital images, audio and video, helping the museum to tell vivid stories about the peoples of the world.The chosen candidate will be trained in digital management and will work for a large part of their placement as part of the Music in the Making project team, working with music and musicians, especially the music and musicians of South London. The trainee will also help the Horniman to learn how to make the most of media old and new and keep it safe forever.

The Horniman 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 12 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 recruitment@museumfutures.co.uk . Because this is a UK wide traineeship, and we want to understand more about who is applying across the programme, it is important you submit the completed the application as well as the confidential monitoring form.