VOLUNTEER MUSEUM INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
Ben Uri operates a distinctive volunteer intern programme. We continue to increase our investment to provide young people with the ambition to build a career in the museum and creative industries, whether from a work or university background, valuable first hand experience in their areas of interest through the programme.
Those selected to join the programme have the opportunity to gain insight into the realities of how museums work across all its facets by engaging with team leaders and fellow interns on a daily basis. The programme traditionally lasts for 4 months on a 3 day a week basis. Should members succeed in securing a career appointment during the term there is no requirement to complete the period as the core objective is successfully satisfied. All staff and intern members meet weekly, led by the Director or a senior manager, to discuss different topics that affect the museum and cultural sector. Team leaders are directly responsible for day to day guidance and we employ an experienced management coach to be fully accessible to each as well as hosting formal monthly career development training sessions. Programme members receive their own training allowance in addition to that provided by the programme. Wherever possible Ben Uri recruits from within the programme and is often able to offer first paid career appointments.
Successful applicants will have already identified the arts and museum arenas as their preferred career choice. They will be practical, analytical, logical, fast learning, self- motivated, well organised, able and engaging communicators.
Specific areas of focus serviced by the programme include: Creative Digital engagement, Digital Marketing, Registrar and Collection management, Research, Library and Archive. The programme operates from the gallery in St John’s Wood and importantly also operates successfully through digital vehicles. Country of residence is not an obstacle in any way.
Applications should be addressed initially to firstname.lastname@example.org with INTERN APPLICATION as the subject line. Please include your resume and state clearly at the top of your application your department of interest and why you think your career can progress better as a member of the programme.
TRUSTEE / BOARD APPOINTMENTS
Please see the Trustee page for details of the portfolio opportunities and recruitment process to drive forward and deliver Ben Uri's virtual museum and its two core programming divisions of the Research Unit for the study and recording of the Jewish and immigrant contribution to British visual culture since 1900 and the Arts and Health Institute.