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Summer Work Experience Placements (Two Weeks)

Important Information

Applications for the 2020 summer work experience are now closed.

Applications are welcomed from students aged 16+ at school or university.

Closing Date: Monday 30th March 2020.

Please note: We regret that we are unable to provide placements during designated school work experience weeks, which fall within term-time.

This role does not include any out-of-pocket expenses and we are unable to provide accommodation.


Important Documents

Please note that these documents relate to the 2020 applications only. 

Work Experience Role Description (PDF)

Work Experience Expression of Interest Form (PDF)

Work Experience Expression of Interest Form (Word)


About this Role

Further information is available in the more detailed Work Experience Role Description.

Informal enquiries should be directed to our Education and Outreach Coordinator:

Justyna Ladosz
Tel.  01223 767044


What this role will entail:

One week will be spent supporting the work of the Museum of Classical Archaeology; the second week will be spent supporting the work of the Classical Faculty Library.


Why the Museum of Classical Archaeology and Classical Faculty Library need this role:

This placement is open to those of all backgrounds and experiences, especially those interested in working in the museum and library sectors. The Volunteer will be asked to assist with administrative tasks to support the work of the Curator, the Museum Education and Outreach Coordinator, the Museum Attendant and the Librarian. S/he will also be asked to perform front of house duties and to support learning activities. 


Potential time commitment:

The agreed time period for a volunteer placement is two weeks. A normal day will be 10am-4pm. Placements will take place during the school summer holidays Monday-Friday (3rd August until 28th August 2020). Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate placements in designated school work experience weeks, which fall within term-time.


How to Apply

Please download the extended Work Experience Role Description and then complete and submit a Work Experience Expression of Interest Form.

You will need to include the names and contact details of two referrees. We recommend you ask them before you submit your form.


Completed Expression of Interest Forms can be posted or emailed to:

Justyna Ladosz
Museum of Classical Archaeology
Sidgwick Avenue



What happens next

Unfortunately, work experience placements are limited. If you have been successful, we will be in touch to offer you a placement and to ask you to confirm your acceptance. If you have been unsuccessful, we will email you to let you know by mid-April 2019.


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