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Here you can find all unfilled roles within the museum, both paid and unpaid, as well as work experience placements and Duke of Edinburgh volunteering

Paid Role

Freelance Part-Time Project Co-ordinator

A Project Co-ordinator is required to support Newton Abbot Town Council and Newton Abbot Museum with the development and delivery of a new museum store extension.
Funding is secured from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) to develop this project for one year. The role will start in September 2024 for 2 days a week over 7months to co-ordinate plans for the store, to liaise with the project team and to support the delivery phase application.

If the application for funding the delivery phase is successful, the role will continue until the new store is constructed and open.

Deadline for applications: Friday 16th August.

Download full position details and how to apply here

Voluntary Roles

Front of House

We are looking for volunteers to join our front of house team on a Saturday.

We have the following shifts available:

9:30am – 11:30am

11:30am – 13:30pm

We are also looking for temporary exhibit stewards Tuesdays-Saturdays for our Highstreet 100 Exhibition. These Front of House roles will only be from 30th July-31st of August, so ideal if you (or someone you know) are looking for something to do over the summer but can’t commit to a permanent role.

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

St Leonard’s Tower: Front of House/Guides

We are looking for volunteers to join our team that help run the Clock Tower openings from May-September.

Opening hours are 10am-1pm, so you could expect to be on duty from about 9.45am-1.15pm.

Duties are quite similar to being on the museum front desk – it’s all about being a welcoming friendly face.

A key aspect of this role is to ensure that all visitors that are going upstairs sign the disclaimer form.

Full duties would be:

  • Assisting with locking and unlocking the tower
  • Assisting in bringing in and out signage
  • Greet the public and record numbers (sign the form if they are going upstairs)
  • Talk to visitors about the history of the Tower and the Town
  • Take money for the small selection of gift shop items we have available, or direct visitors to the museum to see the full gift shop selection

You would never be in the Tower alone, there will always be at least 2 volunteers.

The Tower will also be open selected Saturdays, dates to be confirmed.

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

Education Team Volunteers

Duties can include:

  • Developing activity sheets
  • Assisting with education and group visits
  • Option to assist at ‘out-of-hours’ events and visits
  • Helping with Toddler Tuesdays (term-time only)
  • Sharing the handling collection with groups – and receiving object handling training
  • Option to be DBS checked so that you can work with a wider range of visits

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

Work Experience Placements and Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering

We are not able to take on any new work experience or Duke of Edinburgh students currently, if you would like to discuss any placements for 2025 then please contact us at [email protected]