Collections Trainee (x2), Wordsworth Trust

Are you curious about archives and the objects they hold? Are you interested in the stories museum collections can tell? Are you open to new experiences?

We are looking for two Collections Trainees to join us for an 11 month Traineeship, beginning in January 2020. Our Traineeship programme provides an all-round experience of working in an historic house (Dove Cottage) and museum in a full time role, and aims to equip you with the skills you need to take the next step in your career.

As part of our curatorial team, you will help manage a collection of 68,000 items, including manuscripts, books and artworks. You will gain experience in cataloguing, collections care, working with researchers, interpretation and much more.

You don’t need prior experience or specific qualifications to apply – you do need to be enthusiastic, ready to learn and willing to make the most of this opportunity.

Duration:  The Traineeship will run for 11 months from January 2020 (start date TBC). This is a full time role (5 out of 7 days per week) and will involve working on weekends.

Salary: National Minimum Wage, or National Living Wage for those aged 25 and over.  

Applications:  The deadline for applications is Monday 4 November at 9am. Please visit our website to download an application pack: https://wordsworth.org.uk/traineeships/