Collections and Engagement Apprenticeship

Redcar and Cleveland Council

Redcar, TS10 5NW

Closes in 22 days (Monday 12 August)

Posted on 5 July 2024


A rare and unique opportunity for someone who loves local history and working with historical artefacts has arisen within Kirkleatham Museum. You will work with our Museum Collections Officer and also the wider museums team to assist with museum exhibitions.

Annual wage
£13,429.52 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Cultural learning and participation officer (level 3)
Apprentices will mainly work Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9-4.30. There will be occasional weekend working for events and exhibitions.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • You will gain a level 3 qualification in Cultural Learning and Participation.
  • The successful candidate will study their qualifcation remotley.
  • Upon completion the apprentice would be able to apply for roles within Museum Collections.

Where you’ll work

Kirkleatham Museum



TS10 5NW


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Cultural learning and participation officer (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Plan, organise and co-ordinate education and community engagement projects on behalf of the organisation, in order to ensure the facilitator (visiting artist or company colleague, freelancer or volunteer) can deliver effectively This could typically include deciding on appropriate content and information including producing event schedules, artist and technical riders, booking artists and practitioners.
  • Identify learning objectives of education and community engagement projects and suitability for target audience.
  • Work within a set budget, use appropriate resources, venues, systems and technologies to implement the CLP projects ensuring they meet stated objectives and outcomes.
  • Ensure projects comply with the organisation’s Health & Safety policies and procedures including Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, adapting methods both verbal and non-verbal as appropriate to the stakeholder or audience, which may include public speaking and/or using social media and digital communication methods.   
  • Communicate the CLP projects aims, which may include artistic or cultural outcomes, skills and knowledge development, or a range of social and educational outcomes to audiences, partners and colleagues.
  • Produce clear, concise project reports, fundraising applications and other written communications.
  • Find and participate in professional networks such as arts and culture networks, meetings and events, performances and exhibitions, training and professional development events and industry membership schemes, in order to benefit the organisation.
  • Establish, develop and maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of internal and external partners, artists, colleagues, participants and audiences that result in and/or enable successful projects.
  • Build effective professional arts and cultural networks and identify the benefits they bring to the projects and wider organisation.
  • Contribute and manage audience/participant/venue bookings and ensure artists/external practitioners are recruited for projects as per the organisation’s policies and procedures, including contracting requirements.
  • Maintain artist/external practitioner and audience records as directed, which may include personal information, in-line with employer systems and data protection requirements.
  • Have excellent time management skills, demonstrating your ability to be organised, meet deadlines within project timeframes and meet budgets requirements.
  • Evaluate projects and use feedback to improve current and/or future activity.
  • Provide high quality content, which may be in written or image form, as required, to internal/external communications for example e-bulletins, newsletter content, posters, print and meetings, to aid the promotion of, and engagement with, the organisation’s learning and participation programme.
  • Contribute to fundraising activities including desk research on potential funding sources, note taking at audience consultation meetings, compiling data and information.
  • Identify problems, generate and form ideas to resolve issues, by thinking creatively in response to challenges and identifying when to seek help and support from others.
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues, creative and cultural professionals and other organisations and partners to achieve project aims and objectives.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4/C or equivalent)
    • Maths (grade 4/C or equivalent)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Logical
    • Creative
    • Initiative

    About this company

    This is Redcar and Cleveland. We are an ambitious council keen to build on our strong track record of innovation and partnership working, ensuring that we create a flourishing future for the borough and all of its residents. Key to this is a committed workforce who always gives their best. Offering a fast paced, progressive working environment, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is a great career move.

    Disability Confident

    Disability Confident

    A fair proportion of interviews for this apprenticeship will be offered to applicants with a disability or long-term health condition. This includes non-visible disabilities and conditions.

    You can choose to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident scheme. You’ll need to meet the essential requirements to be considered for an interview.

    After this apprenticeship

    • The apprentice will have gained significant expereince of working within a Collections and museum environment. They will be able to apply for subtantive roles within that field.

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262994.

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    Closes in 22 days (Monday 12 August)

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