Young Freelancers

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Our Young Freelancers have an opportunity to work on an ad-hoc basis, gain training and build a variety of contacts across the cultural sector.

They work alongside us and the wider sector, cultivating new transferable skills and sector knowledge, which in turn helps them to become enthusiastic, informed, culturally-aware freelance professionals.

What do I gain from the programme?

The Young Freelancers that join us get the following from our program:

  • Valuable transferable skills and experience working in an inspiring and innovative heritage organisation
  • A real development opportunity paid at the London Living Wage
  • Museum induction and extensive training programme including opportunities for mentoring training, project management training and much more
  • A mentoring from a freelancer from the sector
  • Help support your professional development
  • A unique gateway opportunity into the wide ranging cultural sector

How do I get involved?

Each we recruit a group of Young Freelancers. If you are interested in becoming a Young Freelancer with us, then please check out the opportunities listed below.

Stay up to date with our work and opportunities to join our programme on these pages or follow us on Twitter @ltmuseumyouth.

What do our Young Freelancers have to say?

My short time as a Young Freelancer has been a rapid learning curve: I have gained more confidence and knowledge in one year than I have from all my previous experiences put together! I now feel equipped with a toolkit that means I can take my career in museums forward in whatever direction I choose”


Opportunities

Young freelancers

young freelancersLength of post: 2 September 2019 - 4 September 2020
Closing date: 10am, Monday, 5 August 

We are looking to appoint six Young Freelancers to deliver aspects of our programme over the course of a year-long professional development programme.

A Young Freelancer is a development role for any young person aged 18-25 who is passionate about creative learning and museums. Young Freelancers work on an ad-hoc project by project basis supporting the delivery of activities across the museum, this could include jobs like supporting other staff to deliver a family storytelling session or working with an artist to deliver a drama workshop to young people.

Young Freelancers receive support and training from the museum’s Young People’s Skills Programme whilst learning on the job and a mentor for the duration of their role. LTM Young Freelancers will also have the opportunity to work at other organisations in the cultural and heritage sector across London, giving you opportunities to develop a strong portfolio of experience and a great network.

For more information, download the Young Freelancer job description [160KB].

How to apply

Please send a CV and an introduction to yourself (maximum 1 page) to [email protected]

We’d like to know why you want to be a Young Freelancer and the skills and experience you would bring to the role.

Khadija Saye Photography Fellowship

khadija sayeLength of post: 2 September 2019 - 4 September 2020
Closing date: 10am, Monday 5 August

The Museum wants to appoint our first Khadija Saye Photography Fellow to support and photograph aspects of the work of the museum over the course of a yearlong professional development programme. The Khadija Saye Photography Fellow will be part of a team which will also include 6 Young Freelancers specialising in engagement and delivery and a Young People’s Programme Apprentice.

This Fellowship was set up in memory of Khadija Saye who worked as a Young Freelancer at LTM at the time of her death in June 2017. Khadija (pictured, right) was an inspiring activist, photographer, artist and educator just at the beginning of her career. This programme seeks to support more young people, who share Khadija’s drive and ambition, into their careers in arts and culture.

The Khadija Saye Photography Fellowship is a development role for any young person aged 18-25 who is passionate about photography, creative learning and museums. The fellow will work on ad-hoc projects supporting a variety of photographic needs across the Museum. They will also receive support and training from the museum's Young People's Skills Programme whilst learning on the job as part of a group of Young Freelancers.

For more information, download the Khadija Saye Photography Fellowship job description [155KB].

How to apply

Please send a CV, 5 of your photographs (maximum 1MB each) and an introduction to yourself (maximum 1 page) to [email protected]. If you have one, you can also include a link to your photographic work online.

We’d like to know why you want to be a Young Photography Freelancer and the skills and experience you would bring to the role.

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