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Here you can find all unfilled roles within the museum, both paid and unpaid

Paid Roles

Kickstart Scheme Vacancy: Trainee Museum Assistant

Newton Abbot Museum is a new vibrant museum in the town centre. Our goal is to welcome all visitors and enable them to explore the history of Newton Abbot and the surrounding areas in a fun and interesting way. As Trainee Museum Assistant, you will play a key role in delivering our services and be a member of a small dedicated team. You will be joining the Museum at an exciting time as we have recently opened at our new location and are constantly expanding and developing different ways to engage with the public. By joining our team, you will have a flexible role with the opportunity to take on many different sorts of responsibilities in a wide range of areas of museum work.

Download the full job description here

We can only issue application forms through the Job Centre

If this placement sounds like the job for you, ask your work coach to refer you to us!

To be eligible for the Kickstart programme you need to be:
• Aged 16-24 yrs when starting your Kickstart placement
• Unemployed and receiving Universal Credit
• Referred by your Jobcentre Work Coach
• Be available to work for 25 hours
• Be able to undertake a 6-month training programme

Applications close 30th September

Voluntary Roles

Front of House

We are currently looking to recruit Front of House Volunteers. This role involves welcoming visitors, giving them basic information about the museum, recording visitor numbers and generally being a friendly face. We would particularly welcome individuals who could take on one of the following rota slots:

Tuesday: 14:00-16:30

Wednesday: 12:00-14:00 and 14:00-16:30

Thursday: 14:00-16:30

Saturday: 09:30-13:30 (as this is a shorter day, we don’t have slots, but you can choose to do a few hours or the whole day)

Events Volunteers/ Temporary Exhibit Stewards

As well as regular Front of House volunteers, we also need people who can help out at our events, or steward in our temporary exhibitions. This is a great option for people who don’t have the availability to take on a regular rota slot but would be able to help out on an ‘as needed’ basis.

For more information and a volunteer application form email us at [email protected]


Museum Assistant Salary: £17,372 – £19,186 per annum, full time hrs

Applications closed 19th April 2021

Interviews to be held on 6th May 2021

Recruiting period over, particulars for information purposes only