Careers Forum 2015

Friday 16 October 2015

Explore possibilities for work in heritage, crafts, trades and countryside skills.

Come and join us on Friday 16 October to explore work and career options in an informal environment. We will focus on four fields of work: traditional trades, historic crafts, skills used in countryside management and working in the heritage sector. Whether you are investigating training or study options, looking for your first job, thinking about changing careers, investigating on behalf of your child or partner there will be lots of interest for you.

Please note this event is fully booked – to add your name to the waiting list please email [email protected] Thank you.

10.30-11.00 Registration
Sign up for afternoon ‘walk & talk’ groups
Light brunch (filled rolls and teas/coffees)
Initial chance to look at stands and gathering questions

11.00-12.10 Discussion round 1
12.20-1.30 Discussion round 2

1.30-2.30 lunchtime
Please ensure you bring your own lunch or the café is open to buy sandwiches etc.

2.30-c.3.15 walk and talk
Everyone will sign up first thing to take part in a small group walk and talk led by a member of the museum team. These will cover different areas of work and allow time to visit about two relevant different places at the museum.

c.3.15 return to the main space for tea and cake, and a chance to discuss further with exhibitors etc.
4pm event ends, exhibitors will be packing away their stands
6pm Museum closes

Attendees are asked to arrive for 10.30am and be there for the whole day.

Confirmed organisations include:

Arts Council England
Arts Works (Arts Awards)Career day

Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers
Building Crafts College
Chichester College (Brinsbury Campus)
Chichester College (Furniture)
E A Chiverton Ltd.
Historic Houses Association
Institute of Historic Building Conservation
Museums Association
Oxfordshire Woodland Group
SE Museum Development Programme
South Downs National Park Authority
The Churches Conservation Trust
The Heritage Alliance
The Institute of Conservation
The Masons Livery – Charitable Trust
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
Transition Chichester
The Green Oak Carpentry CompanyCareers day 3
Toovey’s, Fine Art and Antiques
Volunteer now! (part of Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester)
Weymouth College (stonemasonry)
West Dean College
Worshipful Company of Plumbers’ Plumbing Museum
Worshipful Company of Marketors
University of Chichester

We have also invited a number of individuals who work as craftspeople and will happy to informally discuss their working methods. Please follow this link to find out about their backgrounds.

Please click here to book your free ticket (via Eventbrite).
If you are interested in bringing a group you will need to email us on [email protected] to arrange tickets.

The event will take place in our Jerwood Gridshell space and it is essential that you book in advance and bring your ticket with you.

All attendees will be invited to attend the following day, Saturday 17th October, to see some demonstrations happening around the site and continue conversations informally. You will be given an admission ticket on Friday valid for you for entry on Saturday.

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