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 Project Placements


A successful internship scheme within Leeds Museums and Galleries has been running since 2009, and we have hosted more than 60 placements. In 2015 we reviewed the scheme and changed the name to Project Placements, which we feel better reflects the positions on offer. Each placement is a paid opportunity funded through our Arts Council England Major Partner Museum grant.

We are keen to develop and maintain collections research and interpretation across all our collection areas and departments to make them accessible to as wide a range of people as possible.

Research and learning projects have enabled us to create new displays, resources and programmes, revealing some of the fascinating stories about our wide variety of collections. These project placements often unlock opportunities for further placements, including assisting with exhibitions, online projects and learning and outreach programmes.

Click to expandCurrent opportunities

Project placement opportunities at Leeds Museums and Galleries are advertised through the Leeds City Council Jobs website. All applications must be made via this website.

Please check our Volunteer page for details of volunteering roles.

Follow us on Twitter @LeedsMuseums for updates about new opportunities.​​​

Click to expandWhat are we looking for?

Students and/or graduates looking to:
- acquire new skills
- develop existing skills and knowledge
- make a career change
- make new contacts that could benefit them in their professional development
- have an introduction into the workings of museums and galleries

Gain an understanding of:
- working with museum collection objects
- organising research projects
- producing learning resources
- equal opportunities
- health and safety in the workplace
- safeguarding

 

Click to expandWhat can we offer?

- a fair recruitment process

- induction and training pertinent to the role

- a time-limited work project which allows placements to gain on-the-job experience alongside a professional member of the team

- flexible working options

- a useful learning experience

- work space at the site of the internship

- supervision and mentoring

- for collection research placements, the opportunity to assist with the collections management database and online catalogue records

-for learning placements, the opportunity to assist with development of public programmes for schools and families

- the opportunity to work with visitors alongside the supervisor

- payment for the duration

- an evaluation at the end of the project placement

- the placements are open to everyone working towards the relevant degree; with the relevant degree or with other related vocational qualifications for the project offered.

- a reference to the candidate at the end of the placement if requested

 

We cannot offer:

- a project placement will not necessarily lead to a full-time contract, but everyone has access to the jobs website and you may apply if you fit the criteria

- training that is not pertinent to the role

- long term placements