Transformers to change working practice

Patrick Steel, 16.04.2014
Participants in new MA programme supported to develop new ways of thinking about museums
The Museums Association (MA) is looking for people in mid-career to participate in a new workforce initiative, supported by their museum, designed to change the way they work.

Participants in the scheme, called Transformers: Radical change in museums, will be challenged to develop new ways of thinking, and will be supported throughout to engage with experimental ideas, fresh thinking and learning from the experience of experts and innovators.

The programme will run from July 2014 to March 2015, and consists of a core development programme, including two residential sessions; support from a project coach who will help participants get the most out of the programme and help them identify learning needs; and a personalised programme of development and learning activities.

This programme is for people in the middle of their careers, working in or for museums and galleries in any role, who have the support of their organisation to make changes to the way they work.

Charlotte Holmes, the MA’s museum development officer, said: “This is an amazing opportunity for anyone working in museums in mid-career who wants to make a difference to their museum and wider community.

“There is support out there for people at entry-level and leadership level, but this scheme provides much-needed support for people in mid-career who want to change their working practice in a positive way.

“This programme stems from the Museums Association’s reports Working Wonders and Museums Change Lives, and aims to support people to bring about the values-based changes that their organisations and communities need in order to survive and thrive in these tough times.”

Closing date for applications is 5pm, 14 May 2014.

The Museums Association is also looking for a small number of project coaches to contribute to the programme. If you are interested please email to find out more.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, CyMAL, and Museums Galleries Scotland


Transformers: Radical change in mueums