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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 and evaluation.

Colchester Museums will be offering work experience from 4 – 8th July and 25 – 29th July. Students can apply for both weeks but, if successful, will only be invited to join one of the placements. We expect to open for applications in the New Year.

The Ipswich Museums dates are to be confirmed. In the meantime, you can find more information about different museum roles on the Our Team page.


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