The Wordsworth Trust has been providing training opportunities for people starting careers in museums, libraries and literature for over 30 years, and has a high reputation across the sector for the standard of training it provides. The Traineeship programme is designed to provide an all-round experience in a full time role (five out of seven days a week) of both a historic house and museum that receive 40,000 visitors a year.

Education Trainee

Are you enthusiastic about heritage and learning? Do you enjoy working with children and young people? Are you interested in museum collections and the stories they can tell? Are you open to new experiences?

We are looking for an Education Trainee to join our Collection & Learning Team for an 11 month Traineeship. Our Traineeship programme provides an all-round experience of working in a historic house (Dove Cottage) and museum in a paid, full time role, and aims to equip you with the skills you need to take the next step in your career. As part of our Education Team, you will be given the support and training needed to deliver our inspiring, dynamic and wide-ranging education programme to children and young people of all ages.

You don’t need prior experience or specific qualifications to apply – you do need to be enthusiastic, ready to learn and willing to make the most of this opportunity.

Trainees will be joining us at a very exciting time, as we are undertaking a major redevelopment project, ‘Reimagining Wordsworth’ (funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund). This year we are making profound and exciting changes to our site and activities in time to celebrate the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birth in April 2020.

The Traineeship will run for 11 months from September 2019 (start date TBC). This is a full time role (five out of seven days per week) and will involve working on weekends. Trainee roles are funded by Arts Council England, and Trainees will be paid in line with National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage regulations.

The deadline for applications is Monday 5 August 2019 at 9am.

Download an application pack here