Volunteering and job opportunities


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.

Volunteering opportunities at Hackney Museum: Learning Programme volunteer

Our Learning Programme volunteers support museum staff with the delivery of our learning programme for primary schools. Volunteers will get hands-on experience of delivering to school groups in an informal learning environment. You can find out more about the role in the Role Description. To apply, please complete an Application Form and return to museumbookings@hackney.gov.uk by Monday 2nd January 2023.

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.

Please note that we are currently not accepting any applications for work placements. Please check back for placement opportunities in the future.

Job Opportunities

Please see Hackney Council’s website.