I just thought I'd see if anyone has any ideas on this. I'm currently learning French (and not a great speaker yet by any means but I'm working hard!), and was hoping I could get some work experience in France next year, preferably in the heritage sector as I work in a museum at the moment. I've also just finished an MA in history so I'm hoping I can keep this interest going somehow. I know it's a long shot but hoped someone would have some thoughts about how to get experience out there? Any suggestions would be greatly welcomed!
[ Edit: Edited on 10-Nov-2009, at 16:17 by Craggy ]
I don't know how easy it would be to get a job or even an internship (un stage) in the heritage sector, and I won't even pretend to understand all the red tapes and bureaucratic system in place in France.
There is a body that is in charge of quite a number of national monuments throughout France, and when I searched their site, they have a recruitment page - in French only - so perhaps you can have a look at it?
Otherwise, I suppose the alternative would be to contact the different museums directly or see if they have a recruitment page on their sites. (FYI, I can't seem to see one on the page of the Ministry of Culture.)
Best of luck!
Another job database you might want to look at is EURES which is run by the EU. It's basically aimed at trying to help Europeans find jobs in other European countries, ie. encourage free movement of workers.
Cheers guys that's great help! I'll definitely follow these links up. I'll keep looking around while I'm still learning the language, hopefully I can find something