The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

An Interesting New Website to Check Out!

Get Into Heritage is the latest offering from Creative and Cultural Skills’ ‘Get Into Series, designed at helping young people enter into creative careers. There are so many jobs available in heritage and museums, but the most well-known – like the curator and conservator positions – are the ones often quoted.
 
This site is due to become a resource for academic staff, museum education teams and individuals looking for the most up to date and varied career information.
 
Along with the free information, compiled by industry advisors, there is also a growing database of employee case-studies, showcasing heritage professionals’ journey, tips and advice.
 
There are features like a jobs and opportunities board, which provides listings that all meet minimum wage standards, but there’s also a vital expert feature that sets the website apart from other heritage career sites. Visitors can ask questions online to a panel of heritage experts – from top heritage intuitions like Shakespeare’s Globe, The British Museum and Birmingham museums – and experts will reply back online. Submit your question online.
 
Visit the site now for more information on how you can Get Into Heritage.

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