Traineeship - Heritage Interpretation

Organisation: Provan Hall Community Management Trust

Salary: £11.44 ph

Location: Glasgow

Provan Hall is an A listed medieval building located in Auchinlea Park, which sits at the heart of Easterhouse. The building has recently reopened after a £2m restoration, offering a new hub for heritage learning and engagement, and as a visitor gateway to the Seven Lochs Wetland Park.

This is a 6 month part time 17.5 hours per week role, due to begin in June 2024 and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We welcome applications from people not currently in paid employment from ages 18+. We will work with you to design a work plan complete with training and guidance to reach your personal and professional development goals. No formal qualifications are essential but please read the person specification for each role carefully. A hybrid of working from home and onsite at Provan Hall is available but the frequency will depend on the role, tasks and projects assigned and we will plan a schedule with you to suit the role and your goals.

This role will explore a range of areas in the sector including education, visitor studies, exhibition design and community engagement for the trainee to develop well rounded knowledge on how to create effective and successful heritage interpretation in historic buildings. After initial induction to these areas with various tasks, the trainee can focus on a specific area of their choice.

Tasks will include:
Conducting visitor surveys, feedback sessions and behavioural mapping
Assisting in running school workshops and/or tours for general public
Assisting in the design of interpretation panels for exhibitions
Installing exhibitions and assisting on the design of the exhibitions, focussing on heritage interpretation
Running outreach workshops at different venues, schools and community festivals

Person Specification:
Confident in communicating in spoken and written English
Have an eye for detail
Enjoy working with people of all ages and abilities
Interest in working in visitor attractions
Interest in learning more about the history of Provan Hall and medieval Glasgow
Happy to be flexible working independently and as part of a team
Good time management and can work to deadlines
Hands on, happy to get involved in manual handling and supervising others while handling museum objects (training will be given).

This role is suitable for someone who is interested in working in customer services, visitor attractions, museums, tourism or education in schools or community settings. This will require an acceptable membership of Disclosure Scotland PVG.

Full details and application packs can be found:

Application forms to be sent to by 24th April

Application Deadline: Wednesday 24/04/2024