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View Nick Randell's profile Nick Randell Jun 29 2015 - 11:50am
  1. We are looking to recruit two individuals, one to undertake the role as a Heritage Building Trainee and one as a Heritage Farm and Site Trainee.

    These traineeships require a practical aptitude for learning new physical skills and a desire to work outdoors in all weathers implementing those skills in construction or farming, as well as a love of historic buildings and landscapes. The nature of the work will be very physical for the majority of the traineeship.

    Heritage Buildings Trainee:

    As a buildings trainee you will be supporting the maintenance of the historic buildings around the museum site learning and carrying out tasks such as thatching, lime plastering and traditional carpentry as well as much more.


    You will be assisting the Buildings Manager on historic buildings maintenance jobs and projects around site often juggling multiple projects and responsibilities so good organisational skills and prioritisation skills are key for this role as is an awareness of health & safety regulations.

    Heritage Farm & Site Trainee:

    In this role you will be assisting the Farm & Site Manager by learning and using traditional farm management techniques to ensure the smooth running of the site and it’s livestock. This will include using traditional vehicles and machinery to perform tasks on site such as harvesting, livestock care & maintenance and other agricultural and arable tasks.

    In both of these positions you will also have the opportunity to work with and supervise volunteers where you will use your strong communication skills and people skills to get the best out of them while they work with you as well as continuously learning from them.

    As well as working directly with the historic buildings or farm and site you will also have the opportunity to act as Duty Manager on a weekday rota basis and to take part in the weekend Duty Staff rota (approx. 2 weekend days per month in open season) as well as assisting with admin and general building/ farm operational tasks and supporting the front of house functions.

    Some bank holiday and evening work will also be required from time to time for which time of in lieu will be given.

    Individuals will be expected to work independently once they are deemed competent by their supervisor. They will also be expected to take on responsibility for themselves and their work where appropriate.

    Further information and how to apply is listed on the museum website

  2. View Helen Light's profile Helen Light
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  3. Orleans House Gallery is recruiting for the fourth Heritage Learning, Participation and Interpretation trainee in their Skills for the Future programme. The traineeship is full time for 6 months and the trainee will be working with our learning department and the team at the World Rugby Museum to develop a wide range of skills that will support entry into the cultural/heritage sector.

    For full details please visit our website to download the full role description and application form

    Closing date is fast approaching - Sunday 15th November 2015

  4. View Alice Le Page's profile Alice Le Page
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