Colleges and Universities
College Work Experience
Work experience at the museum offers practical knowledge in a wide range of skills. Not only can you learn about collections, exhibitions and social media but as a community focused organisation the museum is able to help students gain skills in family events, tourism and hospitality.
Work experience is offered all year round. Please contact the museum at least four weeks before your placement is due to begin to check times and availability.
“…Work experience at the museum has been especially interesting and eye opening to the work that goes on behind the scenes and the hard-work that it takes to run a museum…It has made me rethink my career plan from teaching to museum work.”
Claire – Bideford College
Museum Studies and Curatorial Practice placements are offered all year at the museum, we can also support placements for other BA/MA related courses. Please contact us at least four weeks before your due to start to check times and availability.
“I have definitely made the right choice by coming to the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon for my university placement. The staff gave me invaluable experience working with them and have really made me feel like part of the team. I will be definitely coming back to volunteer over the summer!”
Marina – Reading University