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Museums at Night 2014 internship – join the team!

In 2013, two interns supported the Museums at Night festival team: Holly Parsons and Amy Strike describe their experiences and what they learned. Nick and I are now looking for a new intern to join us for the 2014 festival.

A group of glamorous people standing by a display of ships' figureheads

Museums at Night interns, part of the Culture24 team at the launch of the 2013 festival (c) Aniko Boholy

Museums at Night 2014 internship

Culture24 is looking for a festival intern to join our small and friendly team at our busy Brighton office to support the delivery of the 2014 Museums at Night festival. We work across the arts and heritage sectors to collect, curate and share information about venues, events, exhibitions, resources and collections. There’s more information about Culture24 here:

The festival

Museums at Night is the highly successful, annual, nationwide festival when museums, galleries, heritage sites, historic properties, libraries and archives throw open their doors after-hours and do something different to attract audiences. It explodes into life between Thursday 15th and Saturday 17th May 2014.

If you can contribute one day a week between February and June 2014 and have a real interest in expanding your experience in the cultural sector then this will be the post for you. You will work on an exciting and evolving cultural campaign, gaining insights into participation, audience development, PR and evaluation as you work alongside the project’s manager and coordinator.

We expect you to have a good working knowledge of PC based MS Outlook, Word and Excel and the confidence to work independently by email and on the telephone. We will support you with training and supervision, tailoring your time with us to achieve your aspirations and objectives as well as ours.

The successful candidate will significantly develop their office-based skills and widen their knowledge of working in the cultural sector. The experience of working in a coordinating organisation with an overview across the UK arts and heritage sector will help career development and introduce the intern to a wide range of new contacts.

This internship is designed for a person aiming to develop a career in the arts and heritage sector. We have a highly successful record in supporting previous interns in securing such positions following their internships.

This is an office-based position and does not involve working in a museum or gallery.

Download the Person Spec and Role Description (3 page PDF)

Salary: £57.40 / day. This is the Brighton Living Wage, as assessed by the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University.

Hours: day per week
Contract: February – June 2014
Area: Brighton

To apply for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter telling us why you are the right person for this job (with reference to the Person Spec and Role Description) to

Deadline for receipt of application and cover letter: 5pm, Friday 10 January

Applicants invited for interview will be advised by Thursday 16 January. Interviews will be held at the Culture24 office in Brighton during the week commencing  Monday 20 January.

Rosie Clarke
Campaigns Officer, Museums at Night
Direct Line: 01273 623336

For more background information, Museums at Night 2012 intern Beth Hogben discussed the key challenges, highlights and learning opportunities from her time at Culture24 in this video:

Bring Modern Toss or their Cistern Chapel exhibition to your Museums at Night event

This is a very unusual offer of an artist-led Museums at Night event and / or an exhibition for your venue’s toilets! Three venues can host the exhibition, and one can host the event.

This isn’t right for every organisation, but if you think this could be just the thing to attract a different audience to your venue, please contact Nick Stockman: or 01273 623279.


For the first time ever satirical artists Modern Toss (Jon Link and Mick Bunnage) will take their prints on a gallery-tour outside of London to celebrate a decade of their work. This exhibition can be hung at a venue without the other elements of the evening.

The exhibition will reflect the manner in which these works have been displayed in people’s homes up and down the country and will primarily focus on the special relationship between the work, and the room which they traditionally inhabit.

The Cistern Chapel will feature a bespoke selection of classic Modern Toss pieces displayed in the public toilets of three arts or heritage venues, allowing the viewer the opportunity to experience the work in a space appropriate context, whilst hopefully leaving enough elbow room for a pee, if you need one.

To celebrate a decade of their ground-breaking satirical artwork Modern Toss present for one night only:

The Modern Toss Late Night Activity Centre 

Modern Toss has created an event made up of five different elements, including the Cistern Chapel Chamber Works show.

1) The F***YEUX 2 Tapestry – A live drawing event

people creating a large drawing

Modern Toss and gallery visitors creating the first F***YEUX Tapestry (c) Modern Toss

Join Jon and Mick as they try to break their previous world record for the longest single panel cartoon with the F-word in it. This multi-participant drawing event will take place on during Museums at Night 2014; just turn up, we’ll supply the pen. Afterwards see your work immortalised in the commemorative online scrolling tapestry, and in book form.

2) The Living Cartoon

A man in a stage set

Visitor posing a a Living Cartoon (c) Modern Toss

The living cartoon is a unique opportunity to experience what it feels like to be a character in a Modern Toss cartoon.

3) The Modern Toss Portrait Booth

a reworked photo booth

Enter the Portrait Booth (c) Modern Toss

Get your portrait drawn by either Jon or Mick as you sit in their specially constructed Portrait Booth.

4) The Periodic Table Of Swearing

Come and witness the amazing Interactive Periodic Table of Swearing: press a button and it swears back at you. Get a right earful off this state-of-the-art technological miracle.

A desk with lots of buttons

The Periodic Table of Swearing (c) Modern Toss

Interested? Your next step:

Download this information as a 2 page PDF to discuss with your team.

This won’t be appropriate for every arts or heritage organisation, but if you think Modern Toss’s offer of an exhibition in your toilets, or an exclusive pop-up Museums at Night event could be just the thing to attract a different audience to your venue, please contact Nick Stockman on or 01273 623279.