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RawMinds Ambassadors Panel

Six young people from the RawMinds Ambassadors sit on a sofa, talking to each other.
RawMinds Ambassadors group from 2018. © Wellcome Collection. CC BY.

If you're an enthusiastic young person aged 14 to 19 and looking for experience of working behind the scenes at Wellcome Collection, join our Ambassadors Panel. We recruit yearly.

What you’ll do

Are you someone who is keen to share your ideas, collaborate with others, and work on making the museum more interesting? Become one of our ambassadors and you can tell us what events should happen, advise our Youth Programme team, and take on a project.

This year, the Ambassadors will be running a project about climate change, inspired by our new gallery – Being Human. You’ll get to meet artists, scientists and campaigners to inspire the things you make and do. You might like to take the lead, you might be keen to learn more about museums, you might be interested in climate change already – the most important thing is that you’re enthusiastic.

What you’ll get

  • Two meetings a month on Thursdays (17:00 to 19:00)
  • Work experience and training
  • Your travel expenses covered (within zones 1 to 6)
  • Discounts in Wellcome Shop and Café
  • Snacks at every meeting

Apply now

To become a RawMinds Ambassador, download and complete the form below and return it to rawminds@wellcome.ac.uk.

download RawMinds Ambassador application form DOC 195kb

Deadlines

You can apply to secure a place early by returning your form before Friday 23 August. You will find out shortly after the deadline if you have a spot.

You can apply to be an Ambassador any time before Tuesday 24 September. Your application will be considered for this final set of spaces if you send your application form to us after 23 August or if it is carried over from the first group of applications.

Next steps

If you are selected, you will need to fill in a form telling us about your dietary requirements, medication, and whether you will be travelling to and from meetings by yourself. If you are under 16, we will need your parent/guardian to sign the form to give their permission for you to take part.

What RawMinds Ambassadors have done before

Past ambassadors have created an exhibition, hosted a performance featuring poets and drag kings, and given tours as part of “You don’t own me”. They also:

To see other events and projects you can get involved in, go to Young People →