Volunteering Behind the Scenes

Some volunteers assist curatorial, administrative, marketing, or education staff in non-public-facing roles.

This may be an ongoing opportunity or part of a particular project – helping on a regular basis over a number of weeks or for several days over a shorter, more intensive period.

The exact nature of the work depends on the department's needs and the volunteer's skills and interests, but key qualities include a methodical approach and attention to detail, as well as a generally helpful manner.

Opportunities are advertised and recruited for on an as-and-when basis. Numbers of volunteers are often restricted by the amount of work space and supervisory staff time available, and competition can be particularly high.


For more information, please see our General Guidelines for Behind the Scenes Volunteers.

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