Work Experience

When you think about museum staff, you might remember the person who welcomed you or perhaps led a guided tour; you may even imagine someone wearing a lab coat.

In reality, there are many different roles in museums and our team have a wide range of skills.

Why not join us for work experience and see for yourself?

More Information

Colchester + Ipswich Museums host week-long work experience placements during the summer, which any student between years 10 and 12 can apply to. Participants have the opportunity to work alongside different staff and support a range of areas e.g. retail, administration, collections documentation, exhibitions, evaluation… 

The placement dates for 2020 will be:

Colchester: 29th June – 3rd July   |   13th – 17th July   

Ipswich: 13th – 17th July (under 16s)   |   3rd – 7th August (over 16s)

We will be open for applications from Monday 16th December until Friday 10th January. You can either check back once the window opens or follow us on social media for reminders. In the meantime, we have more information about different museum roles on our website.

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Where will your adventure start?