Next Step Initiative
Next Step Initiative

Charity registered in Scotland SC041305

Next Step Initiative is the leading African-Focused charitable organisation working in partnership with the African Communities/other partners in Scotland and Africa to build healthy, productive and sustainable African Communities and lives and to be a leading voice in addressing African Development and policy issues in Scotland

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed


  • Internship
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th January 2020

The Ethnic Minority Career Museum & Built Environment Heritage Programme.

1 Year Traineeships now open!

  • 2 Collection Engagement Assistant Traineeship’s (Museum & Galleries, Edinburgh) with bursary.
  • 1 Open Museum Traineeship (Glasgow Life, Glasgow).
  • 1 Glasgow Museum Events Traineeship (Glasgow Life, Glasgow).

Key points to note:

  • Traineeships are supported by a bursary which is non repayable
  • All trainees will be supported to do a qualification in Museum and Galleries Practice.
  • Visa status must allow full time working in UK.

Traineeship provides

  • An opportunity to work within the Museum and Galleries sector.
  • A chance to gain skills, knowledge and understanding of a variety of departments (e.g. Collections management, Conservation, Audience Development, Learning and interpretation, Community engagement).
  • Scope to build a career path in the sector.
  • Scope to use existing transferable skills
  • An opportunity to be instrumental in bringing the African and ethnic minorities communities into the sector for: leisure, education or employment
  • A platform for you to excel and develop professionally and personally.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must have a willingness to learn and strive within the sector.
  • No specific academic qualifications are required; however, applicants should be able to read and write fluent English.
  • An enthusiasm for heritage and all it stands for is required.
  • The traineeships are only open to people from African and Caribbean/Ethnic Minority Communities across Scotland.