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  • Museums and universities working together to improve entry-level training and workforce diversity Maurice Davies, Museums Association UK
  • Diversify scheme
    • Long-term aim
    • To increase the number of people from
    • minority-ethnic backgrounds in a position
    • to progress to middle and senior
    • management
  • Diversify scheme
    • Short-term aim
    • To provide entry-level traineeships for
    • people from minority-ethnic backgrounds to
    • enter museum workforce
  • Diversify training models
    • Full-time one-year museum studies masters with up to 5 months paid work experience in a museum
    • Part-time museum studies masters taken over two years, with two years part-time paid work experience in a museum
  • Overall employment success
    • 85% of the 34 people who completed a Diversify traineeship before March 2008 were employed in the museum sector at September 2008
  • Trainees’ employment success
    • % working in sector at least 6 months after completing training
    • With two years work experience: 100%
    • With less work experience: 72%
  • Quality of employment
    • % working in reasonable ‘graduate-level’ jobs in sector at least 6 months after completing training
    • With two years work experience: 81%
    • With less work experience: 22%
  • Entry-level training problems 1
    • too few attempts being made to increase diversity
    • museums are unsure of the value of museum-studies courses and do not give them much support
  • Entry-level training problems 2
    • the museum sector has no effective mechanisms to tackle skills shortages
    • time, energy and talent are wasted by potential new entrants
    • inadequate employer support for progression
  • Improving entry
    • better, more accessible internships etc
    • increased cooperation between museums and university courses
    • more entry routes: traineeships, apprenticeships, vocational qualifications
  • More information
    • The Tomorrow People: Entry to the museum workforce, 2007 available at:
    • www.museumsassociation.org/entrylevel
    • [email_address]