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There are a number of varied and exciting opportunities at London Transport Museum which are offered throughout the year, from volunteering to freelancer work and job opportunities.  

Object handling Volunteer

Location: Covent Garden or Acton (with the potential to attend external events in the future at other locations)
Closing date: 20 December 2017

Are you interested in the history and role of transport in London? Would you enjoy being in a customer facing environment, engaging with children and adults, and being part of a team? Would you like to gain more skills and experience in these areas?

We are looking for volunteers with commitment, enthusiasm and a passion for people and museums to deliver object handling sessions to our visitors. You’ll be supported by an enthusiastic team, often during busy holiday periods, to engage our visitors with getting ‘hands on’ with our themed object handling resources. Training will be given in object handling and working with children.

Commitment:

The majority of sessions run during school holidays or at the weekends so we would ask you to be available for one regular day if possible during these times. As the role requires training, we would prefer you to commit to a few sessions over the next six months. We are happy to discuss this further during the group interview.

There will be two informal discussion days to see the trolley in action and meet other volunteers on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 December.

Group interviews will be held on Thursday 4 January 2018.

This role is suitable for those aged 18 and over.

Apply:

For more information: Object handling volunteer - role description PDF [198 KB]
To apply: Object handling volunteer - application form [993 KB]

Volunteer Welcome Host

Location: Covent Garden
Closing date: 8 December 2017

Do you enjoy being in a customer facing environment, engaging with children and adults, and being part of a team?

We are looking for volunteers with commitment, enthusiasm and a passion for museum collections to support our excellent Customer Services team during a busy holiday period. Our volunteers offer a warm welcome to visitors on arrival, assisting with the admissions process and providing visitors with any information they need for their visit. Supervising our collection provides an opportunity to engage with our visitors whilst learning about the history of London Transport.

Commitment:
We ask that you can offer at least 2 days between 21 December 2017 – 1 January 2018. We are happy to discuss this further during the group interview.

  • Informal group interviews will be held on Tuesday 12 December (11.00 & 14.00) lasting up to one hour
  • You are required to be available for an induction and training on Thursday 14 December from 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Apply:

For more information: Welcome Host Volunteer Role Description PDF [238 KB]
To apply: Welcome Host Volunteer Application Form [983 KB]


Restoration Volunteer: Q stock

Location: Acton
Closing date: Ongoing recruitment

Do you like working with your hands? Do you love trains? Would you like to help restore a 1930s Underground train to its former glory?

We are looking for volunteers with commitment, enthusiasm and a passion for trains to help with the restoration of our 1930s District line Q stock train. We especially welcome volunteers with technical skills, but also those with less experience but a willingness to learn. This is a varied role, so volunteers with research skills are also encouraged to apply.

You will be working as part of a team of friendly volunteers from a variety of professional backgrounds. The work takes place at our Museum Depot at Acton on specified working party days.

Commitment:
We ask that you can offer at least 2-4 days a month for an ongoing project. The restoration will run over several years, but we welcome shorter periods of commitment, too. We are happy to discuss this at your interview.

We will arrange individual or group interviews on a case by case basis.This role is currently only available to those aged 18 and over.

Apply:

For more information: Resoration Volunteer Role Description PDF [298 KB].
To apply: Q stock Volunteer Application Form [988 KB]

Learning Volunteer: Early years

Location: Covent Garden
Closing date: Ongoing recruitment

Do you enjoy interacting with young children, singing and moving, and working as a team to deliver fun and engaging educational activities?

We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to support our Singing and Stories sessions for families with children under five on Tuesdays, and our All Aboard nursery sessions for children aged three to four on Thursdays. Since the launch of our family galleries, we’ve had a busy and exciting time creating new programmes to interact directly with our youngest visitors.

You’ll be engaging with young children and families taking part in fun, hands-on activities during their visit to the Museum, and helping to show parents, carers and nursery teachers how they can learn with their children. 

Apply:

For more information: Learning volunteer: Early years role description May 2017 [262 KB PDF]
To apply: Learning volunteer: Early years application form August 2017 [989 KB]

Contact us

Tel: +44 (0)20 7565 7264
Email: [email protected]