Last chance to apply for Mentoring for All

Nicola Sullivan, 20.04.2017
Applications for mentors and mentees will close on 24 April
Time is running out to apply for Mentoring for All, a pilot mentoring scheme that will run across England and Scotland from June to November 2017.

Funded by Arts Council England and Museums Galleries Scotland and administered by the Museums Association (MA), the aim of the scheme is to make mentoring as accessible as possible, to as many people as possible.

Mentoring for All is open to paid employees, freelancers and volunteers, and will involve 18 mentees and 18 mentors from across England, and one mentee and one mentor from Scotland. Participants do not have to be a member of the MA.

The pilot was developed as a result of recommendations made by last year's Character Matters report, which looked at attitudes, behaviours and skills in the museum workforce. This year's scheme will incorporate the best aspects of different programmes from different sectors, reflecting the wants and needs of the museum sector.

Tamsin Russell, the MA’s professional development officer, says: “We are really excited to launch Mentoring for All.

“We want to provide opportunities for people to grow through mentoring - both mentors and mentees.

“Applications are now open and we are making it as easy as possible to participate. If you have any questions just drop me a line.”

Links and downloads

Mentoring for all: more information and application forms