Jul 20th 2018

Assistant Museum Curator Internship

Helston Museum are offering an exciting opportunity to join our friendly and dedicated team as an Intern Assistant Museum Curator. Working with a small staff team (Director, Assistant Museum Curator and Apprentice) and over 80 volunteers you will get to experience all aspects of the Assistant Museum Curator role. The focus of the role will be caring for the collection, developing exhibitions and sharing the collection digitally.  The role will provide you with work based training opportunities developing your knowledge and experience of museums.



Closing Date:               8 August (5pm) 2018

Interview Date:           15 August 2018

Start Date:                   1 October 2018

Apply:                          http://www.helstonmuseum.co.uk/index.php/museum-news/29-assistant-museum-curator-internship-at-helston-museum



Salary:                         £7.83 per hour

Working week:            37.5 hours per week (1 Saturday in 4)

Intern Duration:          6 months (1 October 2018 – 31 March 2019

Place of work:             Helston Museum, Market Place, Helston, Cornwall TR13 8TH

Responsible to:           Director



  • Help open and close the museum including environmental monitoring
  • Collection care
  • Take down and install of exhibition displays
  • Research collections and interpretation
  • Share the collection digitally through scanning, using SketchFab, Facebook Live, etc with training provided
  • Respond to the daily needs of a busy museum
  • Assist with the Citizen Curator programmes of community-led interventions and co-produced exhibitions
  • Attend training and the peer support networks lead by Cornwall Museums Partnership



  • Excellent IT skills including use of Word, Excel and Social Media
  • Good at multi-tasking
  • Really good at getting on with all types of people
  • Enjoy learning new things
  • Tidy and organised worker
  • An interest in communicating ideas/stories to the public
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