National Trust (London Creative Team) and Osterley

The role

This year, the National Trust has a new strategy for its work in London. Part of this strategy is about underrepresented histories and the need for a better reflection of the histories of BAME people both at their places and in their exhibition programme. In 2019 – 2020, they’re working on three major initiates – Corner Shop Stories, Whose Heritage, and Places that Make Us.

The trainee that is recruited for this role will work between the London Creative Team and Osterley House and Gardens, to research, document, and highlight lesser known histories both on and off property. The trainee will also work on developing creative interventions to engage members of the public in these topics.

About the employer

The National Trust is a heritage charity that protects coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages, historic houses, gardens, mills and pubs. They restore them, protect them and open them up to everyone to enjoy. They have over 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments gardens and parks and nature reserves.

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.

Apply through New Museum School