The Roman Society

Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

Museum & Heritage Summer Placements


The Roman Society is pleased to invite applications for its 2022 Museum & Heritage Summer Placement Scheme.  The placements may be held at the following museums / heritage organisations listed below.

  • Corbridge Roman Site:
    The successful candidate will work on an aspect of the Hadrian’s Wall Collections with English Heritage.
  • Corinium Museum, Cirencester:
    It is expected  that the successful candidate will work on some engagement material and digital content to support the touring exhibition from York, Gladiators – a Cemetery of Secrets, which will run from 22.10.22 – 23.4.23.
  • Great North Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne:
    The successful candidate will worth Andrew Parkin, Keeper of Archaeology, on the collections and gain an insight into the varied tasks of working in a museum.
  • English Heritage:
    The successful candidate will have the opportunity to complete work on three different tasks to enable the completion of a museum exhibition on Roman Britain: 1) historical research on an aspect of life in a Romano-British town; 2) the preparation of the interpretation materials for the public, including the graphic display panels, family trails or reconstruction drawings; 3) shadowing a historian at project meetings and help prepare internal project documents. These examples are indicative and the location, format and expected outputs of the placement programme will be determined by project timings and requirements, and a discussion with the candidate about their interests and skills.  
  • Institute of Classical Studies:
    This placement offers the opportunity to gain experience in digital classics research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to implement a small, supervised but independent piece of work related to one of the Institute’s projects, such as 3D imaging of antiquities in the ICS's Ehrenberg Collection or cataloguing digital classics resources. Advanced digital skills are not a requirement, but familiarity with basic tools such as spreadsheets and database tables would be an advantage. 
  • Department of Greece and Rome, British Museum
    It is probable that the successful candidate will work on the documentation or the bronzes and small finds collections. There will be plenty of opportunity to work with curators, collections managers, and of course, with the artefacts.

    How to Apply
  • The dates of the placements may be determined by consultation between the successful candidates and institutions but are usually for 2-3 weeks during the summer vacation.
  • All Undergraduate and Masters students are eligible to apply.
  • Bursaries of £300 will be offered as a contribution towards travel or living expenses.
  • Candidates should apply by letter setting out their reasons for wishing to undertake a placement and outlining any previous experience.You should also provide the name and email address of a referee.You may specify the Museum or organisation you would prefer to be based at, or submit an open application.
  • Queries and letters of application should be addressed to the Secretary, Dr Fiona Haarer, and sent by email by 15 May, 2022 to:


Read reports from previous bursary holders here.

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