Heritage Careers Day

Heritage Careers Day

Issued: Tue, 02 Oct 2018 10:40:00 BST

Thinking about a career in heritage? This one-day seminar for arts and humanities PhD students will help you plan for a variety of job roles in this wide ranging sector, which covers museums, galleries, historic buildings, archaeology, libraries, archives and conservation.

Date: Tuesday 27 November

Venue: Museum Galleries Scotland, Waverley Gate, Edinburgh

We are delighted to announce that our popular Heritage Careers Day is returning for 2018. Our expert line-up of speakers will share their own experiences of working in the sector, and how their PhD provided them with the transferable skills, knowledge and experience needed. The programme will cover:

  • Opportunities in heritage – an introduction to job types within the heritage sector;
  • Planning ahead – participants will be encouraged to think about what skills and experience they may need to prepare them for careers in the heritage sector;
  • Pathways not pipelines – participants will hear from a range of heritage professionals about their career path since completing their PhD;
  • Applications - an insight into how to handle heritage job applications

There will also be the opportunity to visit some of the top heritage venues in Edinburgh as part of a guided experience with input and insight from those already working in the sector.

Click here to read the full programme. Full details on speakers will be released nearer the time.

Registration is required for this event. Please click here to register.

The programme is open to arts and humanities PhD students in Scotland registered at a SGSAH member HEI (SGSAH will cover reasonable travel expenses from home HEIs).