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.
People choose to volunteer with us for all sorts of reasons:
- Gain unique museum-based work experience
- Enhance your C.V.
- Develop or share your skills
- Try out new roles
- Meet people and have fun in a friendly environment
- Be part of the team at the National Media Museum
How to Get Involved
If you are interested in volunteering at the National Media Museum, please complete a Volunteer Registration Form (PDF, 25Kb) and return it to:
Mandy Tennant, Volunteer Coordinator
National Media Museum, Bradford BD1 1NQ
Tel: 01274 203359
Please check back regularly because new placements and projects will be advertised here.
Latest Volunteer Vacancies
Volunteer Admin Support for Moving Stories (Closing date: Wednesday 3 April)
Moving Stories is a family orientated exhibition which explores the adaptation of children's books for the screen. In this role you will be helping our Exhibitions Team source images and film clips for use within Moving Stories. Specific tasks will include locating sources, establishing copyright and recording the details of who has been contacted. This role is ideally suited for those looking for a career in the heritage industry.
Download the full role description and how to apply (PDF, 170Kb)
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 deliver the family programme including large scale events during busy school holidays, talking to and assisting visitors make the most of their visit.
Insight Library Project
In Insight: Collections & Research Centre, our longest running Collection volunteers group continues with the ongoing task of maintaining our reference library, so that Museum staff and researchers can access our extensive collection of media related books and journals.
Film Festival Volunteers
Bradford Animation Festival and Bradford International Film Festival have been running since 1993 and 1994 respectively, and are still going strong. We rely on the support of volunteers to assist with the running of our festivals, both inside the Museum building and at additional venues across Bradford.
Film festival volunteer responsibilities include ushering, greeting and looking after guests and juries, answering enquiries, microphone-running and more – it can get pretty hectic so being able to use your initiative is crucial. Ideally, we want to hear from people who have a passion for film and animation, and want to share their enthusiasm with others. Volunteering at our film festivals is hard work indeed, but a lot of fun - you'll make great friends and get a fair few benefits – our way of saying 'thanks!'
Volunteer Film Facilitator
Our senior citizens film group meet every Thursday morning after the film for an informal discussion led by the Volunteer Film Facilitator. They help us deliver a great cinema experience.
Volunteer in the Science Museum Group
We are part of the Science Musuem Group (SMG) which includes the National Railway Musuem 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.