Lottery support for traineeship at museum

Scottish Fisheries Museum is offering a 12-month traineeship.
Scottish Fisheries Museum is offering a 12-month traineeship.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther is offering the chance of a 12-month traineeship.

It would provide an opportunity for a young person who does not have a degree to gain knowledge, qualifications and experience whilst earning.

Thanks to a £422,400 award from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Museums Galleries Scotland’s Heritage Horizons programme is calling on people across the country to apply for a traineeship in a museum to get their foot in the door to the heritage sector.

The one-year paid traineeship, starting in February, is an accredited vocational programme designed to offer an innovative entry route to work in museums.

The programme will develop employability skills for people and provide the opportunity to access high-quality training in a museum environment.

Successful candidates will be placed in host museums across Scotland, working alongside museum professionals and learning a range of skills including digitising collections, learning and engagement and volunteer management.  

The deadline for applications is Monday at 5pm.

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Colin McLean, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland, said: “Not only will these traineeship opportunities make a difference to the individuals’ lives but they will help ensure that the future of Scotland’s heritage is in safe and skilled hands.”