The Wellington Trust is a charity established to support the historic ship, the HQS Wellington, moored on the Thames since 1948. With a focus on the history of the Merchant Navy and plans to develop the existing collections into a formal museum, the Trust has been presenting temporary exhibitions for the past few years. It has been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop an exhibition and events programme between May and November 2017, exploring the experiences of Merchant Navy sailors in the First & Second World Wars.
There are a range of roles on the Wellington Trust’s temporary exhibition, Abandon Ship!, which is currently in development. There are opportunities to research and write exhibition texts, to present mini lectures, or be involved in stewarding the exhibition or developing informal learning workshops and events.
This opportunity would be particularly suitable for students with an interest in maritime history, heritage engagement, and museum studies.