Working alongside an experienced member of staff, this post will assist with the care and management of the museum collection and share aspects of the collection and the stories they hold with a wider audience through on site displays and digital media.
This internship is part funded by Cultivator; a project supported by European Structural and Investment Funds, HM Government, Arts Council England and Cornwall Council, as well as the John Ellerman Foundation and Cornwall Council, as part of a Cornwall Museums Partnership programme.
Based at the museum on a day-to-day basis, the intern will be assisting with a number of collections projects including collections documentation, display, interpretation, digital and community engagement. The intern will support the museum to implement its Conservation and Documentation plans.
The post holder will also benefit from an individual training plan and budget, including trips to galleries and museums and specialist talks. Through Cornwall Museums Partnership the intern will be able to contribute to and benefit from a peer network of other curatorial interns in Cornwall. The internship will have responsibility for developing a project based on their own career aims, to be agreed with the museum team.
This role is an entry-level position designed to provide hands on work experience in a range of museum activities and events, often working with the general public. Although this post does not require a degree the candidate should be prepared to research and write in different formats, this could also suit a graduate wishing to gain experience. However, we welcome all backgrounds and are interested in your potential to develop as a curator or museum practitioner within the cultural sector in Cornwall.
Salary: £17,000 +4% pension (option to join the Local Government Pension Scheme) and essential travel allowance pro rata
Hours: 37 per week
Leave: 21 days leave + statutory bank holidays pro rata
Term: 9 months
Full details and how to apply can be found here; Curatorial Intern Full Job Description