Museum Experience Internship

Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2024 - 00:00
Employer: University of Cambridge Museums - Museum of Zoology
Contract Duration: Temporary
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £10.42 per hour

This is a unique opportunity to gain meaningful and valuable experience of the types of work activities that take place in a museum environment. This internship has been designed to give an individual the chance to try out areas of museum work, including public engagement, evaluation, collections management and learning in a museum environment. From this, the intern will be equipped with an understanding of what area of museum work they are most interested in.

The internship will include:

Research and development of a family trail for the Cambridge Festival themed around the temporary exhibition on skeletons
Research, developing and assisting with the delivery of tabletop activities as part of family events in the Museum
Assisting with public events, including Twilight at the Museums; Cambridge Festival and Young Zoologists Club workshops
Assisting with the administration of family resources including the small library of zoology books for early readers and volunteer handling activities in the gallery
Collection and collation of evaluation from public events and family resources in the gallery
Assisting the front of house team, including occasional invigilation of the galleries, time on reception answering visitor queries, helping the volunteer coordinator with inductions and other volunteer liaison and communication
Work in the collections, including data input into the collections database and assisting with the organisation and labelling of specimens in the stores