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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.


Miniature Railway Operating Team Volunteer

Location: London Transport Museum Depot, Acton
Closing date:
Friday 22 June 2018
Summary text:

Are you looking for a chance to learn new skills, or put to good use those valuable skills you already have?

Do you have an interest in London Underground operational practices and history? Would you like the opportunity to share your knowledge with our visitors?

London Transport Museum is looking for people with a passion for London’s rail transport history to help us to bring it to life in miniature scale!

The Miniature Railway at London Transport Museum is a 7 ¼ inch miniature railway in the grounds of the LTM Depot at Acton. It is a popular attraction for visitors of all ages, offering train rides during our successful Open Weekends. The Railway is themed around London Underground history and operation, and where possible the rolling stock and operating practices (such as signalling) reflect this.

Commitment:

We ask that you can commit to at least 2 Open Weekend events per year and regularly attend monthly maintenance sessions.

  • Interviews will be held on Wednesday 27 June
  • You are required to be available for induction and training on Saturday 30 June
  • This role requires a flexible approach to operating the railway – most of our team carry out a variety of role

This role is suitable for those aged 18 years and over. If you are under 18 and would like to volunteer, please get in touch. This role will require a Disclosure and Barring Service check as it involves contact with children and vulnerable adults.

Apply:

Miniature Railway Volunteer - Role Description [99 KB]

Miniature Railway Application Form [1 MB]


Learning Volunteer: Family Activities

Location: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden
Closing date: Friday 29 June 2018
Summary text:

Do you enjoy engaging with children and adults, working in a team and helping others?

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers with commitment and a passion for people and museums to help provide the high standard of customer service and educational offers that our visitors deserve.

You’ll be supporting our excellent Learning team with our themed activities and story time sessions, helping the Museum maintain a high standard of visitor experience during busy periods. You will be a friendly face to help bring the Museum to life, welcoming visitors, answering their questions and supporting families during the holidays.

Commitment:

Volunteering is offered over weekdays and weekends during the holiday periods. We ask that you can offer at least two days during each holiday. Volunteer hours run from approximately 10:30 - 16:30.

  • Informal group interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th July
  • Training for the summer period is on Wednesday 18th July
  • Summer activities start on Saturday 21st July

This role is suitable for those aged 18 and over. Please be advised that this role will require a Disclosure and Barring Service check as it involves contact with children and vulnerable adults.

Apply:

Family Learning Volunteer - Role Description [204 KB]

Family Learning Volunteer Application Form [1 MB]


Open Weekend volunteer

Location: London Transport Museum Depot, Acton
Closing date: Friday 29 June 2018
Summary text:

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

We are looking for volunteers with commitment, enthusiasm and a passion for museum collections to support our excellent Customer Services team during our two-day Depot Open Weekend on 7 and 8 July 2018.

Our volunteers offer a warm welcome to visitors on arrival and provide useful information to visitors across the site during their visit. Supervising our collection provides an exciting opportunity to engage with people whilst learning about the history of London Transport.

Commitment:

We ask that you can offer a minimum of 1 day during the event.  We are happy to discuss this further during the group interview.

  • Informal group interviews will be held on Tuesday 3 July, lasting up to one hour
  • You will need to be available for an induction on Thursday 5 July

Apply:

Event Steward Volunteer - Role Description [97 KB]

Open Weekend Volunteer - Application Form [1 MB]


Welcome Host volunteer

Location: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden
Closing date: 5 July 2018
Summary text:

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 provide 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 offer a minimum of 4 days over the Summer period, between 23 July – 2 September 2018.  We are happy to discuss this further during the group interview.

  • Informal group interviews will be held on Monday 9 July (11.00 & 14.00) lasting up to one hour
  • You are required to be available for an induction and training on Thursday 12 July from 10.00 – 16.00

Apply:

Welcome Host Volunteer - Role Description [238 KB]

Welcome Host Volunteer - Application Form [1 MB]


Young Volunteer – Depot Open Weekend Project

Location: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden and London Transport Museum Depot, Acton
Closing date: 11 July 2018
Summary text:

We want your innovation, passion and ideas to help us develop, create and deliver family activities for our September Acton Depot Open Weekend. 

In celebration of the year of engineering the Acton Depot Open Weekend will have drop-in family activities, planned and run by Young Volunteers (aged 18-25) to inspire families and increase awareness of what engineering is in a fun and creative way. You’ll work with Museum staff and the families team, experience of how a family activity works in a museum setting and have the opportunity to complete an accredited Bronze Arts Award qualification.

Commitment:

Recruitment afternoon: Wednesday 18 July, 13.00 – 16.00

Sessions: 

  • Wednesday 25 July, 10.00 – 15.00
  • Wednesday 1 August, 10.00 – 15.00
  • Wednesday 8 August, 10.00 – 15.00
  • Wednesday 22 August, 10.00 – 15.00
  • Wednesday 29 August, 10.00 – 15.00
  • Wednesday 26 September, 10.00 – 15.00

Acton Depot Open Weekend: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September, 10.00 – 16.30

Apply:

Young Volunteer - Role Description [161 KB]

To apply: Please email [email protected] with your CV and a short introduction of yourself and why you are interested in the role.


Battle Bus Film Project Volunteer

Location: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden and London Transport Museum Depot, Acton with some visits to external venues
Closing date: 17 July 2018
Summary text:

  • Have a passion for making films?
  • Want to develop your creative skills?
  • Excited about helping others to engage with the past in interesting ways?

Join us NOW!

Create, Film, Share
We are looking for volunteers between the age of 18 and 25 to develop and make a short film that commemorates the First World War and explores the theme of remembrance. We are seeking creative individuals with an enthusiasm for film-making, and for working with others to engage people with the past.

Commitment:

Volunteer Recruitment Day: Tuesday 24 July, 12.00 – 15.00

Project dates: The project will take place every Tuesday from 7 August to 4 September 2018, 10:00 - 16:00

Filming dates: Acton Depot Open Weekend, Saturday 22 September, 10:00 - 16:00 and October half term (20 - 28 October 2018), the date to be arranged with volunteers

Apply:

Battle Bus Film Project Volunteer - Role Description [161 KB]

If you would like to sign up for this project and attend the recruitment day on Tuesday 24 July, please email us at [email protected].

Please provide a short paragraph explaining why you would like to take part and attach a CV if you have one. 


Contact us

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