The museum could not operate without the help of our valued volunteers. We currently have around 50 volunteers, who fulfil a number of roles, but we are always looking for more help. We are sorry that we cannot offer voluntary positions to under 16s.
Learning & Activity volunteers
Learning & Activity volunteers assist with preparing and running our popular holiday and half-term activities. This role is ideal for those with experience of working with children and families, at schools, clubs or activities. Because this role involves direct contact with children, a DBS check essential; this is arranged and paid for by Uttlesford District Council.
If you are interested in becoming a Learning & Activity Volunteer, please contact Charlotte on 01799 510644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Social media volunteer
We are currently looking for a volunteer to assist us with the museum’s social media and website. If you are confident in the use of social media, have the skills to write engaging content and have an interest in museum collections or history, please contact Leah on 01799 510645 or email email@example.com
Welcome Desk volunteers
Our Welcome Desk is run entirely by dedicated volunteers. They provide a friendly welcome for visitors, sell tickets and merchandise, provide information about the museum, and direct enquiries to members of staff. They usually volunteer for a 2.5 hour shift, every day except Monday and Saturday.
We are currently looking for new Welcome Desk volunteers – if you are interested, please contact the Museum on 01799 510333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- helping us to document our collections onto our database
- transcribing and recording information from early museum documents, such as accession registers
- helping us to re-pack collections and move them between stores
- photographing our collections
If you would like to become a Collections volunteer, please contact Leah on 01799 510 645 or email email@example.com
The museum runs a successful internship programme for aspiring museum professionals. Internships usually last for 3 months and are based around discrete projects. We offer training and first-hand experience of curatorial tasks, assistance with job applications and interview skills, and an overview of working in a museum setting. Many of our interns go on to secure entry level jobs in the sector.
Future internship opportunities will be advertised on our website, the Museums Association website and the University of Leicester Museum Jobs Desk website.
For more information, please contact Leah on 01799 510 645 or email firstname.lastname@example.org