One to One Mentoring Programme

“I think one of the most important things about GEM offering programmes such as this one is that the mentors understand the status of heritage engagement (or lack thereof) within our organisations and the wider sector. That’s immensely useful as it cuts out a lot of work to establish the ground we’re starting from.” Mentee, July 2020

This programme has been set up to support members of any age/skill level who have a learning role in museums and heritage sites in their professional development and during a difficult time for the sector. This mentoring programme is open to GEM members only and is generously supported by Nimrod Capital and The Linbury Trust.

We have an ace team of volunteer mentors from across the UK, who are all museum professionals with a range of experiences and include heads of departments, consultants and lecturers. We recommend that you read the GEM Competency Framework when considering the areas that you might like to explore with a mentor.

How are mentees selected?
We aim to match as many mentees with mentors as possible.

If you are unsuccessful in a round of applications, we will keep your details on a waiting list in case a mentoring partnership becomes available.

Read the GEM Mentoring Programme Information Pack R8 to help inform your programme expectations and guide you through the application process.

When can I apply?

The 8th and final round of the One to One mentoring programme is now open for applications from GEM members until Sunday 31st July. To apply, please do complete the mentee application form at  This programme is open to anyone at any stage of their career and members are welcome to re-apply in multiple rounds as we understand that we all require support at different times.

Interested in becoming a mentor?

We’re currently accepting applications for mentors to join the One to One Mentoring Scheme. Please contact [email protected] to learn more.

Museum Development Network also provides a range of support services in your area including mentoring. To find information for your area, please visit their website

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