Are you aged 18-24?  Do you have less than six months experience working in a museum setting?

As part of the Museum Futures project the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum is offering a year-long placement working on a number of digital projects.  As part of the project trainees will receive a tax-free £13,350 bursary, attend regular training sessions at other UK museums and the British Museum, and complete an accredited Level 3 diploma in Cultural Heritage.

To apply, candidates must:

  • be aged 18-24
  • have less than six months experience working in a museum setting
  • must not have a postgraduate degree

We encourage people aged 18-24 that have not completed an undergraduate degree to apply.

About Museum Futures

Museum Futures is a partnership of museums across the UK working together to encourage new entrants into the museum sector who are interested in gaining digital skills and heritage experience.  As a trainee at the Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, you will benefit from the network of other participating museums through regular training sessions and the community of Museum Futures trainees across the UK.

The aim of this programme is to seek out people aged 18-24 who may not have considered a career in museums. The programme aims to attract candidates who have the digital confidence to work on new digital projects including digitisation of objects and digital engagement online.

The project

The trainee will help digitise and catalogue aspects of the Museum’s collections, archive, and reference library for visitors, online and internal museum use. This may involve photographing linen damask napkins and entering relevant data into a spreadsheet.   The trainee will receive full training and gain experience working with a range of software tools, e.g. collections management, spreadsheets etc.  The trainee will also work closely with museum staff to prepare material for exhibition, as well as mount exhibitions in galleries.

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Important dates: taster days and applications

The museum is hosting a free taster morning (10am-1pm) on 14 September 2019.  Here potential applicants can find out more about the Museum, the project and even see behind-the-scenes.  To register your interest email ciaran.toal@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk by 13/09/2019.

14sep10:00 am1:00 pmMuseum Futures Taster Day10:00 am - 1:00 pm