National Trust, Rainham Hall

The role

The team at Rainham Hall is made up of staff and volunteers, who are brilliant and help in a variety of roles across the property. Working with the Volunteering & Community Involvement Officer, the trainee will support the delivery of a range of community engagement initiatives such a family activities, learning programmes and marketing initiatives.

About the employer

Rainham Hall in east London is a historic Hall, community garden and café owned by the National Trust. Rainham Hall was built in 1729 and every two years they change their exhibition programme to tell the story of a different person who lived there. The current exhibition, The Denney Edition, is about 1960s Hall tenant, Anthony Denney, who was an interior designer, art collector and photographer for Vogue and House and Garden Magazine.

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