Traineeship: York Minster Museum Trainee, deadline 14 July 2022

A fixed term role for one year | 35 hours per week | £20,000 per annum

A Museum Trainee is sought for York Minster.  York Minster’s museum, library and archive collections consist of over 300,000 items, with the artefact collections ranging from stained glass, silver and furniture to archaeology, sculpture, stonework, textiles and social history material. The Minster is home to an Accredited Museum, the Undercroft Museum; the largest Cathedral Library in the country with over 90,000 volumes; and archival records and manuscripts dating back a thousand years. In 2019, the Minster welcomed over 700,000 visitors, of all faiths and none.

The post is suitable for a recent graduate of a postgraduate Museum Studies or equivalent course, or person with equivalent professional experience.  This is a fixed-term role for one year; an excellent developmental opportunity which will provide hands-on experience and training in collections care and management, exhibitions and displays and collections-related public engagement.

This post would suit someone committed to learning; a motivated individual with a good awareness of the principles of collections care and museum services, keen to develop their professional experience. They will work within the friendly and supportive Collections & Interpretation team, and contribute to collections management, displays, visitor welcome and public engagement.

To apply please download Application Pack and download and complete an Application FormEquality Diversity Monitoring Form and a Confidentiality Declaration FormCompleted forms should be sent to

Find out more information here.


Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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