Heritage sector opportunities opened up by Stirling Art Collection

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A vocational scheme at the University of Stirling Art Collection will offer non-graduates a path into museums work.

The one-year programme, starting in September, is funded by the National Lottery ‘Skills for the Future’ initiative and managed by Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS). Learners will complete an accredited vocational programme designed to offer a new entry route into museums work.

The programme aims to increase diversity and bring new skills to the sector by bypassing the traditional requirement for academic qualifications and volunteering experience.

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Jane Cameron, Art Curator

Jane Cameron, of the Art Collection, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to the next generation of museum professionals. This placement is an exciting opportunity to work with us to develop the Art Collection’s records and assist in our aim to make the collections as accessible as possible to museum audiences.”

John McLeish, interim CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland, said: “MGS has been running intern and trainee programmes since 2011, building on our successes and learning from each iteration.

“Skills for Success is the most ambitious, open and accessible programme yet, introducing new methods of recruitment and management level positions. We are delighted to be working with the University of Stirling Art Collection to attract new, diverse group of learners to the sector.”

The successful candidate will be placed in the Art Collection at Stirling, working alongside museum professionals and learning a range of skills including digitising collections and collections management.

The deadline for applications is 9am on 30 May 2018.  To apply, visit https://museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/jobs/