Work Experience

© Andy Brown

Museums Sheffield and Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust run six of Sheffield’s museums and galleries. The collections we care for and the exhibitions and displays we create span social and industrial history, archaeology, natural science and decorative and visual art.

Together we offer a two-week work experience programme which provides an insight into how museums like ours operate and the wider work we do. 

Applications to join our work experience programme are open to students from Year 9 to Year 13 from schools within the Sheffield City Region

Our work experience programme will take place between 29 June – 10 July 2020 – we ask that anyone applying is available for the full two-week period.

Work experience with us will be based across sites at both Museums Sheffield and Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust, including:

• Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
• Graves Gallery
• Kelham Island Museum
• Millennium Gallery
• Weston Park Museum

What you will do:

• You’ll work across departments, teams and sites at both organisations to gain experience of as many areas as possible. This will include spending time with our curators, our learning teams, as well as our teams who are look after our visitor experience and retail, fundraising and communications.

• As part of your time with us we’ll ask you to keep a reflective journal documenting your experience. You will also have the option to complete the Bronze Arts Award during the placement. Find ut more about the Arts Award scheme.

Please send us a short statement about yourself and why you like to do your work experience with us. This can either be a written piece, an audio recording or a vlog, whichever you feel most comfortable with.

Please email your statement (in whichever format) to (if you have a video file that is too large to email you can send it via WeTransfer).

The deadline for applications is Friday 27 March 2020.

We will let the successful candidates know by Friday 24 April 2020.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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