New Museum School

A programme of year-long traineeships, opening up the arts and heritage workforce to the next generation of diverse talent

New Museum School is a talent-development programme for those starting a career galleries, museums, archives and collections. We've teamed up with Culture& to deliver 34 year-long paid traineeships hosted by London’s leading cultural organisations over the next two years. The programme aims to support the next generation of talent within the heritage sector.

about the programme

Our current partners are: English Heritage, Magnum Photos, Museum of London, National Trust, Keats House – City of London Corporation, Royal Collection Trust, Southbank Centre, William Morris Gallery – London Borough of Waltham Forest, Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, London Metropolitan Archives – City of London Corporation, Bletchley Park Trust and Art UK

Our unique partnership with Culture& provides life-changing experiences for trainees and deliver a learning and change programme based on the conviction that the heritage sector needs to adapt and change with the times in order to be inclusive and sustainable.

  • 12-month traineeship at host partner

  • Work-based RQF Diploma in Cultural Heritage

  • Week of induction training with cohort, exploring London's arts and heritage sectors
  • Monthly professional development days including venue visits, peer learning, networking and guest training

  • ‘Create Audiences’ audience development course delivered by creative industry partners

  • Digital broadcast course with BBC producer

  • Tax-free bursary of £16,594 (equivalent to full-time London Living Wage £19,201)

Applications for the New Museum School have now closed and will not open again in 2020. However, we are exploring new ways to continue this work and continue to provide opportunities in the culture and heritage sector. Be the first to find out what by signing up to our newsletter.

New Museum School Podcast

The New Museum School trainees produced podcasts highlighting their experiences as part of the programme.

Listen here