Freelance in the museum and heritage sector?

Are you freelance and not currently working with museum and heritage sites but want to know more? Considering a career as a freelancer working with the museum and heritage sector?

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Museum Freelance and Arts Council England to deliver an online event with British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation* for freelancers on Thursday 4 February 2021.

About the event

This online event will explore the ecology of the museum and heritage sector in the south west of England and how this can inform your practice as a freelancer, the help and support available to you as a freelancer and how you can secure funding to bring projects to fruition on behalf of the sector.

Find out more about this event and book your place.

*BSL interpretation is available for this event. We kindly ask those requiring BSL interpretation to book by Wednesday 20 January 2021. BSL requests received after this date may not be able to be supported.

This event forms part of a wider programme of activity in partnership with Museum Freelance to support working between freelancers and the museum and heritage sector in the south west. South West Museum Development and Museum Freelance will be developing a suite of resources to support museums in their work with freelancers with guidance being developed on:

  • developing an effective freelance brief
  • fair, inclusive and transparent recruitment practice of freelancers
  • key considerations for creating a contract and work plan for a freelancer

The guidance developed on recruiting freelancers in a fair, inclusive and transparent way will form part of our values for the direct investment we make to the museum and heritage sector through our grants from April 2021. We anticipate publishing these resources in early spring 2021.

About Museum Freelance

museum freelance logoMuseum Freelance is an organisation that supports and champions freelancers and consultants working with museums, galleries, heritage sites, archives and libraries in the UK. It is run by freelancers, for freelancers. Museum Freelance facilitates online and in-person networking and sharing within a community of over 1,400 freelancers, delivers training and consultancy projects, and lobbies and advocates on behalf of freelancers.

Co-directors Marge Ainsley and Christina Lister are also well-established consultants with their own freelance businesses working in the museums and heritage sector.

Find out more about Museum Freelance.

If you would like to know more about this programme of work please contact us at [email protected]