Volunteer at the Museum

Volunteering at the Museum is a great opportunity for you to gain skills and experience, meet new people and fuel your passion for film, photography, television and new media.

Voluntary activities are mutually beneficial – we need you to help us carry out important and necessary tasks, give our visitors an entertaining and engaging experience, and improve access to the National Collections in our care.

All we ask of our volunteers as that you are over the age of 16 and can commit to the hours required of the role. Although we're unable to offer travel expenses, we try our best to reward your time with discounts, complimentary refreshments and tickets when possible.

Why Volunteer?

People choose to volunteer with us for all sorts of reasons:

  • Gain unique museum-based work experience
  • Enhance your CV
  • Develop or share your skills
  • Try out new roles
  • Be part of the National Media Museum team
  • Meet people and have fun in a friendly environment

Latest Volunteer Vacancies

We're currently looking for volunteers for the following vacancies:

How to apply

To apply for the above role, please download and fill in our Volunteer Application Form and return a copy to brooke.shipley@nationalmediamuseum.org.uk. Alternatively, you can return your form by post to: Brooke Shipley, National Media Museum, Bradford BD1 1NQ.

Please note the closing date for this role is 8th June 2016.

Ongoing Volunteer Projects

Our volunteers are currently involved in two Collection-specific projects, and we employ a team of volunteers to assist with two of our annual film festivals.

Family Events Volunteer

Volunteers support the museum Explainers in delivering our family programme, including large-scale events, during busy school holiday periods, talking to and assisting visitors to help them make the most of their visit.

Insight Library Project

Based in Insight: Collections & Research Centre, our longest-running Collection volunteers group helps to maintain our reference library so that Museum staff and researchers can access our extensive collection of media-related books and journals.

Do we have any School Placements or Work Experience?

Unfortunately, we're not currently able to offer any school placements or work experience. However, we've begun working with Bradford College and the University of Bradford to take student placements from selected courses such as hospitality and media.

Volunteer in the Science Museum Group

We are part of the Science Museum Group (SMG) which includes the National Railway Museum in York. If you're interested in working with the team in York, you can have a look at the current opportunities on the National Railway Museum volunteer page.