Find out how having young people in your workforce can make your museum more successful, vibrant and inclusive. For museums to evolve and thrive, they need to ensure that their workforce reflects the skills needed for the future and the diversity of the communities they serve. Many museums express an aspiration to attract more young people as visitors and service users. Often there is a big gap between the profile of their current (paid or volunteer) workforce and the young people they want to attract.
We have partnered with our friends at Artswork to design this interactive seminar, which will equip your museum with the skills and confidence to recruit, develop and retain staff and volunteers from a wider age range and more diverse backgrounds.
By taking part in the seminar you can:
- Hear examples of the positive impact young people can make as members of the museum workforce
- Meet young museum workers, finding out about their skills and motivations
- Learn about the kind of working environment that young museum workers thrive in and think about how your museum can become a great place for young people to work or volunteer
- Find out about a range of approaches that are being used successfully to involve young people in the museum workforce, including apprenticeships, traineeships, volunteering and internships
- Meet museums that are successfully involving young people in their workforce and get their tips for success
- Access support organisations and resources available to help you recruit, develop and retain young workers successfully
The event will feature a range of informative and inspiring presentations in the morning. A networking lunch will be provided followed by group work providing the opportunity to learn about good practice from a range of experts. Contributors include:
- Creative and Cultural Skills
- D-Day Museum
- Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft
- Gilbert White’s and the Oates Collections
- HMS Warrior
- Museums Association
- National Museum of the Royal Navy
- University of Portsmouth
We are grateful to the National Museum of the Royal Navy for providing the venue for this event.