A six month paid internship through the Creative Employment Programme, open to young people between the ages of 18 and 24 who are currently registered unemployed.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience in the cultural sector. We require an enthusiastic and creative assistant who will support us and our projects across the county.
The role will be varied and provide an excellent opportunity to gain a broad range of knowledge and experience in museums, culture and heritage. Cornwall Museums Partnership is a new charity, based at Krowji, established in 2015, which coordinates collaborative working to help museums thrive. Its key principle is that: Every organisation has a strength from which others can benefit.
We support museums to work together to deliver joint programmes of activity. To date projects have included joint marketing, fundraising, collections development, learning programmes, support and a shared online shop.
During the internship the post-holder will be given the opportunity to devise and manage their own project, in agreement with their line manager.
The role will also involve work experience in the six major partner museums; The Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, Penlee House, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth Art Gallery, Wheal Martyn and Royal Cornwall Museum. This work experience will cover the many aspects of museum work. Some evening or weekend work may occasionally be required.
The ideal candidate will be educated to GCSE level, preferably including subjects relating to arts and heritage, and be IT and social media literate. You will be adaptable and able to work on your own initiative and as part of a small team.
You will be expected to maintain an excellent level of customer service, time keeping, personal presentation, and professional standards.
Further training will be provided both in-house, and through external organisations.
The post-holder will be supervised by, and report to Cornwall’s Museum Development Officer on a day to day basis.
The post will require working in different locations and some travel throughout Cornwall for which expenses will be reimbursed (as set out within the terms and conditions of the post).