Mythstories welcomes Year 10 work experience students on free placements. We offer a varied programme, covering all aspects of running the museum.
"I'll be honest- when I chose to do my work experience at Mythstories museum of myth and fable, I had no idea of what to expect. Although I've often been past the museum, its actual work was little more than an enigma for me. Arriving on the first day, I was confronted with the annual testing of all things electrical in the museum, before meeting my work experience partner Hollie and being told to co-tell a story with only fifteen minutes preparation. The whole fortnight turned out to be a similar whirlwind of diverse activities spanning from painting and sculpting to the thrills of accountancy and funding forms! Among other things, we had to work under pressure to devise and create a museum exhibit to a deadline, sit through- ahem...attend! a two-and-a-half hour meeting about the funding of several different projects and see a new storytelling project at the conception stage. Somehow, Hollie and I also had time to learn how to use the cataloguing system at the museum, do a Health & Safety Check, and even slip in the odd cup of coffee! I had an absolutely fantastic time at Mythstories and everyone there was brilliant. I only wish it had been twice as long!" - Daragh, 2008
Places are limited. Individual students should contact us to arrange an interview.