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

Each year 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 and evaluation.

We will be offering offer work experience placements in summer 2024 and will open for applications between 11th December 2023 – 5th January 2024.

In the meantime, if you are 16 or over, you might want to check out our volunteering opportunities!

You can always can find more information about different museum roles on the Our Team page or follow us on social media:

Colchester Museums facebook     |     Colchester Museums Twitter

Ipswich Museums facebook     |     Ipswich Museums Twitter


Where will your adventure start?