Museum Futures - Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Trainee

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is a major regional museum, art gallery and archives service. We manage a collection of nine museums and galleries across Tyneside and the Archives for Tyne and Wear (including Arbeia South Shields Roman Fort, Discovery Museum, Great North Museum: Hancock, Hatton Gallery, Laing Art Gallery, Segedunum Roman Fort, Shipley Art Gallery, South Shields Museum and Art Gallery, Stephenson Railway Museum and Tyne & Wear Archives).

About the Role:

The successful candidate will be provided with training which will equip them with a dynamic range of skills including: collections management systems, object handling, scanning, digital photography, filmmaking, audio recording, editing, social media, website CMS, Google Data Studio and rights clearance.

The TWAM 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 Friday 4 October at 1pm. 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 HRRecruitment@twmuseums.org.uk. Because this is a UK-wide traineeship, and we want to understand who is applying across the programme, it is important you submit the confidential monitoring form along with your application.