Kickstart Scheme offer: 50% off essential membership - Museums Association

Kickstart Scheme offer: 50% off essential membership

We’d like to show our support for the government’s Kickstart Scheme and our sector by offering 50% off essential membership for individuals on Kickstart museum placements across the UK.

The Kickstart Scheme is a UK-wide initiative created by the government to support young people between 16 and 24 who are receiving Universal Credit and/or at risk of long-term unemployment. The scheme will help both young people and museums respond to the challenges of Covid-19.

Museums have created new six-month job placements for young people which will support the sector’s need and commitment to diversifying its workforce.

We welcome any intervention that looks to open up the opportunities for paid experience and associated training and development.

To access our Kickstart offer, organisations with Kickstart placements should email for the next steps.

Tamsin Russell, our workforce development officer, said: “This scheme is welcomed by the sector, by museums large and small. It helps us directly deliver our role within our communities, it supports diversification of our workforce and extends our reach as a catalyst for change.

“We are proud to be supporting individuals on the Kickstart Scheme to develop their interest, skills and experience in the sector, and this can be achieved by accessing for example our Museum Essentials online learning programme or attending our free or discounted events.”