Tim is a Training Museum Trainee based in Colchester.
What were you doing before this traineeship?
Before this traineeship I had several jobs in education and support work. During that time I worked with children from 2 through to 18 years, all of which presented their own unique challenges and rewards.
I went to Northampton University where I studied Film, something I still enjoy putting into practice whenever the opportunity presents itself. Whilst at Northampton I had a part-time job at Subway making sandwiches, which led to my abhorrence for incorrectly tessellated cheese.
What has been your favourite part of the traineeship?
My favourite part of the traineeship so far has undoubtedly been the opportunities I have been given to work with visitors and schools. I especially enjoy my days in the Castle where, whilst portraying a Celtic warrior, I get to teach people of all ages about the rich history of the site.
For similar reasons, I had a wonderful time on my external placement at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village. I was able to work with the Education Officer there, helping to develop and deliver their schools package.
The traineeship has given me these opportunities, alongside a wealth of varied training and other experiences. I cannot imagine any other scenario where I would be given access to all this in such a short space of time and depth.
Quick fire five:
1. Favourite drink?
Healeys Classic Reserve oak-matured cyder
2. What music do you listen to?
I enjoy most genres, though predominately listen to 1990s Rock/Alternative
3. Childhood dream job?
4. Which three people you would invite to a dinner party (dead or alive)?
Alan Moore, Björk Guðmundsdóttir, William Shakespeare
5. What do you do in your spare time?
Play music, read, make short films, go camping, explore heritage sites and play Eurostyle board games