Wordsworth Trust 2020 Traineeships

We are looking for a Visitor Experience Trainee and Outreach & Engagement Trainee to join us for an 11 month Traineeship, beginning in April 2020.

Our Traineeship programme provides an all-round experience of working in an historic house (Dove Cottage) and museum in a full time role, and aims to equip you with the skills you need to take the next step in your career. 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). 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.

Visitor Experience Trainee

As a central part of the Visitor Experience Team, you will learn how to manage a busy heritage site and how to engage with visitors of all ages and backgrounds. You will have the opportunity to work with the Visitor Experience Team during the first year of ‘reimagined’ Wordsworth Grasmere, and will be at the very heart of our engagement with visitors right across the site.

Outreach & Engagement Trainee

You will work with the Community Outreach Officer to help support, develop and deliver engagement and outreach opportunities, working particularly, but not exclusively, with older people and ensuring that the Wordsworth Trust’s collections are at the heart of our approach.

Duration:  Fixed Term Contract. The Traineeship will run for 11 months from April 2020 (start date TBC). This is a full time role (5 out of 7 days per week) and will involve working on weekends and some evenings.

Accommodation: On-site shared accommodation is available to rent (a private bedroom within shared staff housing).

Salary: Trainee roles are funded by Arts Council England, and Trainees will be paid in line with National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage regulations.

Applications:  The deadline for applications is Monday 16 March at 9am. We will post interview dates here once they have been confirmed.

The Wordsworth Trust is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this Traineeship. Candidates will be asked to show that they are eligible to work in the UK, and will be subject to identity checks. References will be taken for the successful candidate.

Application packs: For a Visitor Experience Trainee application pack click here. For an Outreach & Engagement Trainee application pack click here.