Museum Association – Successful Selection

05 December 14:00 - 16:30

Price: £25.00

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MA – Successful Selection

Tuesday 5th December 2017


St Bede’s Pastoral Centre, York

Cost £25 for Fed members (or £20 if booking MA Code of Ethics too)

£35 for Non-Fed members (or £30 if booking MA Code of Ethics too)

First three applications from volunteers will not be charged. (# See conditions below)


Part of a full day’s training delivered for YHFED by the Museums Association (MA), delegates can choose to attend both sessions at a reduced cost or just one of the sessions.

The landscape for jobs and volunteering opportunities in the museums and galleries sector is very competitive. Anything you can do to stand out from the crowd can make all of the difference – but what does that look like?

This session will:

·      provide a masterclass in CV development; whether you are a student at pre-entry, early career; someone transferring into the sector, ex-freelancers; or someone with a portfolio career.

·      share hints and tips for effective interviews, as well as exploring other selection techniques and how to nail them.

·      focus on ‘gaps’ and we will discuss what you may need to develop and how to do so to be able to meet the requirements for both short-listing and successful appointment.

At the end of the session you should have greater awareness and understanding of what you need to do to be most successful.

This workshop will have relevance for anyone working, volunteering or thinking about joining the sector.

Who will be running it?

It will be coordinated and delivered by Alison Mitchelson, YHFED Freelance Training Provider.

The trainer will be Tamsin Russell, Professional Development Officer for the Museums Association.

What will it cost?

Delegates can choose to attend both sessions at a reduced cost or just one of the sessions. The course is priced at a £25 for Fed members (or £20 if booking MA Code of Ethics too) and £35 for non-fed members (or £30 if booking MA Code of Ethics too).  Coffee and tea will be provided. Please note that lunch is not included. Lunch is available for purchase in the area or you can bring a packed lunch There will also be 3 free places for volunteers, from organisations who are YHFed members available on a first come first served basis.

Where is it?

It will be located at St Bede’s Pastoral Centre, Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ. A five minute walk from York Railway Station.

How do I book?

To book a place you should either contact Requesting a booking form or book via Eventbrite –

# The three free volunteer places are only available to YHFED member organisations. ONE volunteer booking only per member organisation.

You have four choices for payments:

1.     By cheque payable to ‘Yorkshire Federation of Museums & Art Galleries’ and sent to the Fed Treasurer, David Miller. 42 Charnock Grove, Gleadless, Sheffield, S12 3HE

2.     By online bank transfer or BACS direct to the Fed bank account as follows:


Sort Code:  40-27-15

Account No:  521170663

Please quote the following as the reference ‘Fed Training plus your name’

3.     By card payment methods available via online bookings made through Eventbrite.  The Fed cannot take card payments directly.

4.     By invoice – an invoice will be sent upon receipt of a purchase order or confirmation that an invoice may be sent without one