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Work Experience Opportunity

Taster Days

The next taster day is on Thursday 26th, October 2017.

There are 30 Work Experience Taster Day places available each session, held twice a year. If you are between the ages of 13 - 18 and interested in a place, please email your name and the name of your school  to the University of Cambridge Museums Opening Doors Project Coordinator at

Work Experience Taster Days are held three times a year, please visit Opportunities on the University of Cambridge Museums website for future dates.

Work Experience Placements

The University of Cambridge Museums offer work experience placements in June and July for school-aged participants, providing you with an opportunity to spend a week learning new skills and developing your self-confidence, timekeeping and communication.

Your will spend half of your time at the Fitzwilliam Museum and half of your time at one of the other University museums. You will undertake a short project ‘Curating a Personal Story’ where you are required to select two objects from each of your host museums and two from home, bringing them together in a mini exhibition which tells a story about themselves. At the end of the week all the students present their mini exhibitions to a small group of museum staff.

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