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Suffrage Stories, Stevenage and North Herts - Interns wanted!

We are looking for two interns working on average one day a week for six months to help us deliver this exciting project. The rate of pay is £8 an hour and the hours are flexible but some Tuesdays and occasional weekend or evening work may be required.

Editorial intern

This role would suit someone who is interested in pursuing a career in publishing. We need someone to assist in the proof reading and editing of a collection of articles telling local suffrage stories. The successful candidate will also liaise with the designers and printers to produce a professional final product and then help with the launch.

Here are the skills and experience you will need:

  • An interest in working in publishing or editing.
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in the written form.
  • An understanding of equality and diversity and how to welcome all volunteers, whatever their needs and background.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Experience of editing and proof-reading.

Museum intern

This role is more general and would suit someone interested in a career in the museum sector. We need someone to assist the project officer and the partner organisations to deliver the Suffrage Stories project. This includes, working with young volunteers, research for blog posts, updating social media (Twitter and Facebook), helping with exhibitions, staffing galleries and running a handling table during busy periods and helping organise and deliver events.

Here are the skills and experience you will need:

  • An interest in working in museums.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and in person.
  • An understanding of equality and diversity and how to welcome all volunteers and visitors, whatever their needs and background.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Confident, friendly nature and ability to interact with a number of different museum visitors and users.
  • Good IT skills, particularly the use of social media.
  • Experience of working a front of house or visitor services role, such as retail or tourism.
  • For this role we will carry out a DBS check.

To apply

The deadline is Friday 10 August at 5pm. Please send us a CV along with a brief covering letter (maximum 300 words), explaining why you would like the job and what you think you would bring to the role. Email it to museum@stevenage.gov.uk.

We will be in touch during the following week to arrange interviews.

To find out a bit more about the project, visit our previous post, Suffrage Stories, Stevenage and North Herts.

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