Get involved

There are a number of varied and exciting opportunities at the museum which are offered throughout the year, from Volunteering and Internships through to Work Experience and Placements. Please see the relevant section of the website, or contact us for more information.

Current opportunities

Summer volunteers

Closing date: Tuesday 7 July (10.00)
Group interview date: Tuesday 14 July (10.30 or 16.00)
Training Day: Tuesday 21 July (10.00 – 16.30) 

Role profile: Welcome Host and Family Volunteer [989 KB]

Do you enjoy engaging with children and adults, offering assistance, and working as a team?

We are looking for volunteers with commitment, enthusiasm and a passion for people and museums to ensure the high standard of customer service and education offer that our visitors deserve.

You’ll be supporting our excellent Customer Services and Live Programmes teams, helping the Museum maintain a high standard of visitor experience during busy holiday periods. You will be a friendly face to help bring the Museum to life, welcoming visitors, answering their questions and supporting families as they take part in Mr Men themed activities. 

How to apply

If you are interested in this role please read the Role Profile above and complete the short Application Form at the end of it and return it to with the subject ‘Summer Volunteer application’.  We interview and train regularly for these roles, and we ask that you can attend both the interview day on 14 July and the training day on 21 July before you start volunteering with us.

Young Freelancer 

Contract: Ad hoc based on project by project basis
Closing date: Monday 6 July (10.00)
Job Description: Young Freelancer [80 KB]

The Museum is looking to recruit 4 Young Freelancers to help deliver our inspiring learning programmes.

Young Freelancer, what’s that?

Young Freelancer is a developmental role for any young person aged 16 – 25 who is passionate about creative learning and museums. A Young Freelancer works on an ad-hoc project by project basis supporting workshops and activities for different Museum audiences. They receive support and training whilst learning on the job and have the opportunity to complete a Gold Arts Award qualification.

The Young Freelancer role is designed to offer an alternative route for 16 - 24 year olds into a career in the cultural sector. It aims to respond to the growing number of freelance opportunities in the sector and trains young people to build the confidence, skills and understanding required to embark on a freelance, self-employed career.

If you are 16-25, looking to get professional experience, training and new skills and care about London’s culture and history then we want to hear from you.

What are we looking for?

  • Enthusiasm for learning and gaining new skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Enthusiasm for museums and supporting others to be their best
  • Ability to organise own time effectively
  • Experience of supporting learning programmes and/or taking part in a gallery or museum setting is desirable

What’s in it for you?

  • Valuable transferable skills and experience
  • A real development opportunity paid at the London Living Wage
  • Museum induction and extensive training programme
  • A Museum mentor to help support your professional development
  • A unique gateway opportunity into the wide ranging cultural sector

How to apply

Please send a CV and a brief outline of yourself and your interest in becoming a Young Freelancer to before 6 July 2015.

Recruitment will take place on Friday 10 July and involve taking part in group tasks around the Museum in Covent Garden.

For more information please contact

Contact us

Tel: +44 (0)20 7565 7264