Opportunities Board

Cultural Learning and Participation Officer Apprentice (2 posts)
Manchester Museum

Opportunity closes: 3 Mar 2021
Type: Apprenticeship
Based: North West
Salary: min £15,808

Website: findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk

Manchester Museum is a museum displaying works of archaeology, anthropology and natural history and is owned by the University of Manchester, in England. Sited on Oxford Road at the heart of the university's group of neo-Gothic buildings, it provides access to about 4.5 million items from every continent. It is the UK's largest university museum and serves both as a major visitor attraction and as a resource for academic research and teaching. It has around 430,000 visitors each year.

The apprenticeship will be involved in planning and supporting youth activity for the Our Shared Cultural Heritage project at Manchester Museum. You will plan, organise and co-ordinate artistic and cultural education workshops, schedules of activity and community engagement projects for the Manchester Museum.

  • To assist, develop, organise and deliver digital content for OSCH using a variety of social media and digital platforms
  • Learn how to plan, organise and co-ordinate topical artistic and cultural education workshops, schedules of activity and community engagement projects including producing engagement plans with clear policy objectives and targets
  • Develop good knowledge in order to facilitate and deliver various ways of hearing the voices of young people, through activities that are planned, organised and coordinated typically through art, culture and heritage subjects, creative workshops, visits, talks, performances, festivals, events and digital arts, using online content and social networks as appropriate

This role could help you begin a career in museums, community, arts and cultural organisations. This type of work is key in organisations like galleries, museums, youth groups, theatres, music and dance companies, heritage sites, local authorities and community groups.

You will develop transferrable skills like project coordination, budgeting, relationship building, communications and team working which are looked for by employers across business, marketing/communications, project management, IT and education.