Join us – DLNET looking for new committee members

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Sian Shaw

Consider yourself an emerging heritage professional? 

Interested in digital learning? 

Enthusiastic about connecting and sharing with museum, heritage and archive colleagues?

Keen to give back to the sector?

We’re looking for you!


The Digital Learning Network (DLNET), run by a small, voluntary committee, has always strived to share ideas and good practice in using digital technology to support learning in the cultural heritage sector. Over the last few years, heritage organisations around the UK, of all different sizes with different focuses, have embraced digital like never before. We all know this is the future – and with that comes the need for emerging and future heritage professionals to embrace digital too. 

As a committee, we want to make sure we represent our colleagues working on digital learning, and feel that we have a gap without any voices who represent those in the early stages of their careers, often referred to as emerging professionals. This includes, but is not limited, to apprentices, trainees, students over 18, volunteers, people in their first paid heritage job and those who have recently changed careers. We are looking for fresh eyes and minds to join in the conversations, guiding DLNET on where it can best support others. 

Sian, Stuart, Lisa, Helen, Sean, David and Fran – the current DLNET committee


So, what are the current DLNET committee looking for?

We are looking to recruit up to three new committee members who would be able to volunteer for a minimum of a year from September 2022 onwards. 

We are looking for people who are:

  • Keen to share their ideas about how emerging professionals can be supported by DLNET
  • Enthusiastic and willing to get stuck into future projects, varying from regular monthly chats on Twitter to large scale events (or whatever else the committee collectively plan to do!)
  • Excited about connecting with colleagues and promoting the work of DLNET
  • Committed to joining a virtual meeting roughly once a month (usually at lunch time) to keep the momentum going – and some additional conversations in the run up to events

You don’t need to be a “digital expert” or solely focused on digital learning. We are looking for interest and enthusiasm over experience. 

What will I get out of it as an emerging professional? 

  • Experience of being part of a heritage network committee without a long commitment (we want you to stay for a year, but if you love it, we’d love you to stay) 
  • Opportunities to develop skills that you may not have in your current role, such as planning events, interviewing colleagues, writing blogs and much more
  • Networking opportunities with the very friendly DLNET committee and beyond as you meet and interact with DLNET followers 
  • Your own DLNET committee buddy – you’ll be matched with one person on the committee who can support you throughout the year 


Sounds fab, I’d like to apply. What do I need to do?

Great news! Please complete this form,by 9am on Monday 18th July 2022.  

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