The British Museum and Manchester Museum are looking for a trainee candidate to work in the British Museum Africa, Oceania and Americas department, and then go on to work with the Living Cultures and Archaeology collections at Manchester Museum.

At the British Museum you will focus on cataloguing aspects of ethnographic collections with a particular focus on the Oceania section, and supporting the supervising curator in other responsibilities. You will then go on to support the curators at Manchester Museum, working with other museums in the Manchester area to support the development of the Living Cultures and Archaeology collections, working across a variety of cultural regions and historic periods, and gaining experience in many different museum activities. Community engagement will be particularly important during the placement at Manchester Museum and you will be expected to support a wide variety of audience engagement programmes. In conjunction with this vocational experience you will take part in an extensive training programme covering a broad range of curatorial practice.

Further info:

Salary: Bursary fee (£15,000 pro rata in London, £13,000 pro rata outside London): tax exempt.

Contract: Fixed-term contract: accredited training programme achieving a British Museum Curatorial Diploma; 18 months – 6 months at The British Museum and 12 months at Manchester Museum

Vocational qualification: British Museum Curatorial Diploma.

Closing date: Monday 17th June 2013, 12.00 pm noon.

Programme starts: 14 October 2013