Keats House

The role

As a trainee based at Keats House, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of Keats200 projects, celebrating the bicentenary of him living at the House. Working through social media and co-curated partnership projects, you will engage new audiences with Keats’s life story, his creative works and poetic legacy, while gaining key skills in cataloguing and digitising museum & archive collections.

About the employer

Keats House (in Hampstead, north London), was the home of Romantic poet John Keats from December 1818 to September 1820. During his short time living at the House, he was directly inspired by the local environment and his creative circle of friends to write many of the works for which he is now most famous, including ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ and ‘To Autumn’.

Person specification

  • No previous paid experience is necessary, however it’s important that applicants are able to demonstrate an interest in the arts and heritage sector through volunteering, self-initiated projects, great research, or demonstration of transferable skills. We want people who can show their motivation, enthusiasm and commitment to developing a career in the arts and heritage sectors
  • We are always keen to receive applications from people who are currently underrepresented in the creative and cultural sectors. This includes people from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background; D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse people; those from the LGBTQ+ community, and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
  • We are much more interested in your potential than we are in your academic qualifications, and therefore do not require a minimum formal qualification for these traineeships. We would steer postgraduates away from applying - this is a Level 3 qualification and as a postgraduate degree is Level 6 or above, it is not likely to be the most appropriate experience for you.

How to apply

This role is offered as part of New Museum School, a Create Jobs development programme offering Londoners 12-month paid traineeships at leading cultural organisations and awarding a Level 3 Diploma at the end of it.

To be considered for this role, please apply through New Museum School.