We are looking for people who are passionate about a career working on historic boats and maritime heritage to take part in this unique project. This traineeship is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn and develop the traditional skills for maintaining, conserving and operating historic vessels. During the year you will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of environments, including traditional boats, maritime and heritage museums, time aboard a historic boat at sea and working boatyards.

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and in partnership with eight host organisations, this programme is ideal for someone seeking a career in maritime heritage, as a maritime curator, shipkeeper, conservator or a professional seafarer.

We are seeking candidates for the following:

Museum Shipkeeping Trainee (3 placements available)

We welcome applications from people of all social backgrounds and particularly encourage women, black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates and those aged 18-30 as these groups are currently under-represented within the historic ships and heritage sector. Candidates from outside this age range will still be considered.

No experience is necessary, just good communication skills, a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team. Above all, you must have interest in a long term career in the historic vessel sector. So if this sounds like you visit our website for more information and to apply, or please contact us at shtp@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

Closing Date: 0900, Tuesday 7th May 2019

Starting: October 2019

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Those wishing to apply should follow this link to the online or downloadable application form.