The Fashion and Textile Museum offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities for those interested in gaining customer service experience within a small museum. Roles are regularly advertised at least a month before the start of each exhibition, during which time completed application forms and one-page CVs are welcome.
There are currently no volunteering roles at the Museum. Recruitment for the next exhibition, ‘Zandra Rhodes Unseen’ will run through June 2013. Unfortunately the Museum cannot take volunteers or work experience placements for anyone under 18 years of age.
What our volunteers say
“Volunteering at the museum has been an absolute joy, the museum staff are a lovely close-knit team, and very welcoming. Whilst volunteering here once I week I have gained essential knowledge on the inner-workings of a museum, and also have expanded my knowledge of British fashion!”
- Georgie, January 2013
“I’ve really enjoyed my time volunteering at FTM. As a front of house assistant, it has been rewarding dealing with the museum’s visitors. I volunteer only every second Saturday, but despite this infrequency have been made to feel like a valuable part of the team and I love spending time there. I am proud to be associated with the museum, it’s a great place and the staff are fantastic!”
- Anne, February 2013
“I applied to volunteer at the museum because I was keen to gain an insight into the running of an arts organisation as well as some general work experience while I applied for paid work and internships. I’ve definitely got exactly what I wanted out of my time here, and genuinely enjoyed being part of the team –all of whom have been very friendly and welcoming. It’s also given me a lot more confidence in interviews and other applications, and has overall been a great experience!”
- Hannah, February 2013
Please Note: Unfortunately the Museum cannot accept and will not respond to unsolicited CVs.