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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Future Curators

Museum traineeships

The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund

2013 Traineeships

Ancient Egypt and Sudan

This Future Curator traineeship will start at the British Museum department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan for six months, going on to train at Glasgow Museums for one year. The trainee will also gain experience training with Paisley Museum and McLean Museum and Art Gallery, and other museums in the Glasgow area.

Anthropology

This Future Curator traineeship will start in the British Museum department of Africa, Oceania and Americas for six months, going on to train at Manchester Museum for one year. The trainee will also gain experience training at other museums in Manchester.

British numismatics and archaeology

This Future Curator traineeship will start in the British Museum departments of Coins and Medals and Britain, Europe and Prehistory for six months, going on to train at both Bristol Museums and Art Gallery and the Roman Baths and Pump Room, Bath.

Medieval Britain

This Future Curator traineeship will start in the British Museum department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory for six months, going on to train at the Great North Museum for one year. The trainee will also gain experience training at Bede’s World and other North East museums.

Prints and drawings

Apply from 3 June 2013

This Future Curator traineeship will start in the British Museum department of Prints and Drawings for six months, going on to train at the Herbert Museum and Art Gallery for one year. The trainee will also gain experience training at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

How to apply

If you are interested in one of the traineeships please complete an online application.

Each opportunity is unique and requires a demonstrable commitment to the particular area of interest. Therefore we advise that each candidate apply for only one placement.

Online application guidance:

The online application form is designed to evidence all the important information about each candidate. Please therefore be careful to detail all your relevant professional and volunteer experience mentioning the skills you gained with each entry.

The personal statement section is your opportunity to give us any further information about why you have applied for this traineeship. Before you start make sure you have carefully read through the person specification and analyse how your experience evidences each requirement.

When writing the statement try to be succinct, but ensure you have included real examples for how you think you qualify for each criteria. It is fine to use bullet points to list this. It is important to remember the recruitment panel cannot assume anything; they will base their decision solely on what is detailed in your application form. As well as writing about your experience, please also remember to explain how this opportunity will benefit your future career.

The programme expects a high number of applications; please therefore try to limit your statement to approximately 1,000 words.