Event: Future Curators open evening

Invitation to Future Curators Open Evening

As part of the HLF Skills for the Future programme, the British Museum, together with five regional partner museums, is looking for five ambitious and creative people to take part in this paid work-based training initiative. Trainees will spend a total of 18 months at two UK museums; six months at the British Museum and 12 months at a partner museum. Through formal training and on-the-job experience, each trainee will acquire specific collections knowledge, an extensive range of curatorial and transferable skills, and a large network of professional contacts, invaluable for laying the foundations for a successful career in the sector. The programme welcomes applications from a diverse range of people and backgrounds to apply for this unique trainee opportunity to build skills and knowledge for a career in the Museum sector.

The traineeship will begin in June 2012, with recruitment open 11th January – 17th February 2012.

The five positions we are looking to fill are:

Trainee curator in Ancient Egypt and Sudan

Trainee curator in Ethnographic Collections

Trainee curator in Far Eastern Culture

Trainee curator in Late Medieval Europe

Trainee curator in Islamic Art and Culture

We will be holding an Open Evening in the Kanaris Lecture Theatre at Manchester Museum from 5.30-7pm on 24th January. This will be a great opportunity to hear an introduction to the programme, meet some of the curators at the Museum, and ask any questions you might have. The team will be there at 5.30pm for anyone who would like an informal chat, and the formal presentation about the programme will start at 6pm. Places for the open evening are limited, and we will allocate on a first come first served basis. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP to qin.cao@manchester.ac.uk.

To find out more about the programme, visit http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/skills-sharing/future_curators.aspx or e-mail futurecurators@britishmuseum.org

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