• ESCALA Frontrunner Max Turner (left) during

    ESCALA Frontrunner Max Turner (left) during "Footrprints of Memory" event.

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Frontrunners’ placement

Posted: 29 September 2017 by Sebastian Bustamante-Brauning

It’s that time of year again. We are really excited to say that we will be offering one Frontrunner placement this year for a University of Essex student to work with the Collection.
We have had some amazing frontrunners in the past who have gone on to achieve great things having worked for the Collection. Details of this year’s placement and how to apply can be found on the Frontrunners website. The deadline to submit applications is 13 Oct 2017. Good Luck.

If you want to hear about one of our Frontrunner’s experience last year. Here is Max Turner’s summary of his experience. Max was our Object-based Learning Frontrunner. Thank you Max for all your work:

Over the course of my frontrunner placement I have had the privilege of being involved in a number of interesting and exciting projects. Some of the highlights have been: participating in object-based learning projects with students from local schools; collaborating with the Department of Languages and Linguistics to compile material that was used in the Portuguese language curriculum; and translating material used in the context of the collection and its objectives.

This position has allowed me to develop an excellent skillset which will stand me in good stead for the career path I wish to follow in the future. As an MA Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling student, the professional translation and interpreting experience I gained during the placement has been invaluable. Furthermore, I have been able to hone my research, communication and organisational skills, all through the engaging setting of working with an accredited museum.

I feel it is important to mention that this internship was tailored to play to my strengths. I was able to excel and contribute in areas directly related to my academic field, and I can only hope that my contributions leave a lasting and significant footprint in the annals of the ESCALA collection. As an avid student of Latin American culture, history and politics, having the opportunity to work with art from so many different parts of the continent has been inspiring. I can honestly say that I have learnt enormous amounts about Latin America through the art this collection has to offer, and the unique stories behind each and every piece.

Finally, working as part of the ESCALA team has been an enriching and wholesome experience, and I would like to express my debt of gratitude to Jo and Seb for making this such a positive placement that will undoubtedly be of great use to me in my future endeavours.

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