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Step two: MA Heritage Management

In Uncategorized on October 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Unfortunately due to time constraints, a lapse in heritage based activity, and lack of inspiration on my behalf my blog has been rather neglected for the past 5 months or so….

…BUT things have changed and my quest for a career in the Heritage sector is looking positive!

I secured a place on the Bath Spa University MA Heritage Management course and began life as a postgraduate student a couple of weeks ago – which so far has been great!

I will continue to share my journey in heritage – albeit no longer with the National Trust but Bath Spa University – via this blog and post my work, museum visits, photos and links that I come across along the way.

Regrettably because of finances I still have to work up to 4 days a week in a retail job, which does massively limit the amount of time I can put into further reading and site visits. But through determination and early starts/late nights hopefully I’ll get everything handed in on time!

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What next…

In Uncategorized on February 16, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Firstly, I must apologise for the shocking amount of time that has passed since my last post – time has gone so quickly and I’ve been so busy with work, travelling up and down the country and just… general busy-ness!

So the newest heritage-career-related decision to grace my life at the moment is the fact that I’m applying for a part-time master’s in Heritage Management; I’ve wanted to do this for such a long time but the constraints of time and money have been rather unappealing. But with the end of my internship looming (eek!) and the difficulty of getting a job in the sector close to home, I decided to just go for it! Funding-wise I’ve discovered the ‘Access to Learning Fund’ from the government and there are loads of trusts that offer grants and things for furthering your education… so hopefully I’ll get a place…. If not then I’ve got to keep planning for the future… I continue to scour the internet everyday for heritage jobs! (If anyone can recommend good websites for this I’d be greatly appreciative!).

For anyone interested in working in heritage, here’s a list of job sites I’ve been using:

http://www.nationaltrustjobs.org.uk/ (for seasonal, current vacancies and internships)

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about/jobs/

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/JobsDesk (This one is really good)

http://www.museumjobs.com/uk/

http://www.bath-preservation-trust.org.uk/get-involved/vacancies/ (Would love to work for the BPS!)

And then local council websites, such as BANES, Somerset, Wiltshire, North Somerset etc.

Happy hunting!