Sophie Harbour – Engagement Officer (Skills Development)
My role at RAMM is about creating relevant and meaningful skills development opportunities for young people. I work with schools, colleges and universities to help young people gain experience of what it is like to work in a dynamic cultural environment. As part of this role I organise a range of activities to include; work experience, supported internships, placements and paid internships.
How I ended up at RAMM
I grew up in Sidmouth, so spent many happy hours at RAMM as a child. As an adult I moved away for many years to study and travel. Now I have my own children and feel very privileged to have the opportunity to work in such a special place.
Before working at RAMM, I worked in a variety of roles that facilitate a connection between the creative industries and education. At Plymouth College of Art I coordinated their short course and continuing professional development programme. I also worked at the University of the West of England in Bristol managing their School of Animation and at Plymouth University as research assistant.
Best part of my job
I really enjoy working with young people, helping them to develop useful employability skills.
What I like most about RAMM
I like walking around the museum when nobody else is there. Although the space is empty of people the voices from the past are sometimes deafening.
If you see me in the museum, ask me….
About how to get involved in working in the creative industries.