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A fixed term role for one year.

35 hours per week

£20,000 per annum

A Museum Trainee is sought for York Minster.  York Minster’s museum, library and archive collections consist of over 300,000 items, with the artefact collections ranging from stained glass, silver and furniture to archaeology, sculpture, stonework, textiles and social history material. The Minster is home to an Accredited Museum, the Undercroft Museum; the largest Cathedral Library in the country with over 90,000 volumes; and archival records and manuscripts dating back a thousand years. In 2019, the Minster welcomed over 700,000 visitors, of all faiths and none.

The post is suitable for a recent graduate of a postgraduate Museum Studies or equivalent course, or person with equivalent professional experience.  This is a fixed-term role for one year; an excellent developmental opportunity which will provide hands-on experience and training in collections care and management, exhibitions and displays and collections-related public engagement.

This post would suit someone committed to learning; a motivated individual with a good awareness of the principles of collections care and museum services, keen to develop their professional experience. They will work within the friendly and supportive Collections & Interpretation team, and contribute to collections management, displays, visitor welcome and public engagement.

To apply please download Application Pack  and download and complete an Application Form, Equality Diversity Monitoring Form and a Confidentiality Declaration Form. Please send all completed forms to jobs@yorkminster.org.

Completed forms should arrive no later than noon on Thursday 14th July, interviews are scheduled for the week commencing Monday 25th July 2022.

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