Are you looking for experience in a museum? Do you have a passion for helping people learn about local history, community and diversity? Then Hackney Museum could be the place for you.


Our volunteers support the professional staff at Hackney Museum and Hackney Archives on a regular basis across exhibitions, events, research and collections work, and learning and engagement programmes. Whether you want to develop your skills or give to the local community, we can help you.

Current opportunities

We're looking for volunteers to support our learning programme throughout October and November, when we'll be running workshops for local primary schools based around our upcoming exhibition, Island to Island. The exhibition will display photographs from the Caribbean, alongside personal memories from Hackney residents connected to the region. As a volunteer, you'll support the session leaders in these interactive workshops.

For more information and an application form, please email josie.stevens@hackney.gov.uk. Deadline for applications: Wednesday 13 September.

Work placements

Hackney Museum and Hackney Archives accept placement students from a wide range of courses, backgrounds and specialisms, from secondary school to MA or PhD students. If you're interested in local history and heritage, migration, community and cultural diversity then a placement with the learning or collections teams at Hackney Museum or Hackney Archives could be just right.

How to apply

Please email a covering letter and CV or expression of interest to Hackney Museum at hmuseum@hackney.gov.uk. We assess each application on a case by case basis, depending on the staffing and projects available at the time but we can't guarantee placement opportunities.

Jobs at Hackney Museum are advertised by the Council. Please do not contact Hackney Museum directly.

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