Digital Internship - The Holocaust Exhibition & Learning Centre

The Holocaust Exhibition & Learning Centre
37.5 hours per week
Huddersfield and surrounding areas
12 months
£18,135 p.a. 5% Employer Pension Contribution & 25 days annual leave plus public holidays

Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of The Holocaust Exhibition & Learning Centre.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to showcase their digital skills as part of the Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Programme (SWWHPP), an innovative and dynamic project led by Imperial War Museums and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience working in museums, the cultural and heritage sector and with artists and communities of audiences to co-produce digital resources and activities that use local stories of the Holocaust to tell a global one.

This Internship is primarily aimed at applicants with confidence in using digital technologies, preparing for a career in digital and/or creative industries or already working in this field and looking for experience in an area where digital skills are in demand. No museum experience is required, but a passion for sharing stories is essential.

Essential Characteristics

  • Confident in using digital technologies to engage and inspire audiences
  • An interest in the role of digital in the cultural heritage sector
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of using the Microsoft Office Suite of packages and Adobe (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Ability to show empathy towards people with traumatic histories and migratory backgrounds

Work Environment

Based at the University of Huddersfield, The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre (HELC) is part of the Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association (HSFA), a registered charity set up in 1996. Our aim is to preserve the memory, testimony and records of the Holocaust survivors based in the North of England for research, teaching and learning.

Within the Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Project, you will have the opportunity to engage with professionals from 9 museums across the UK, and to be exposed to sector-defining co-creative practice.

How to Apply

Please click on the link below for the full job details and how to apply for the position.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specifications here.

We welcome candidates who are not in education or employment, people from all ethnic backgrounds, and people with a disability.

The closing date is 5 pm on Friday, 22nd January 2021.

Interviews will be held week commencing 1st February 2021 in Huddersfield or via Zoom.

22 January 2021, 5:00 PM