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The latest job vacancies and opportunities
at the Dorset Museum

We are always looking for talented people to join our team and help create an award-winning visitor attraction in the heart of Dorset.

Important Announcement

Friday 22 September 2023, The Victorian Hall will also be closed all day for a private function. The Fine Foundation Dorset Story Space, next the the Thomas Hardy's Dorset Gallery will also be closed for an hour around Midday.

Why not become a volunteer

The Dorset Museum relies on the skills, knowledge and experience of its 200 active volunteers who give thousands of hours of their time to the museum each year.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact [email protected]

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Current vacancies

Facilities Assistant

We are recruiting for a casual Facilities Assistant, to support the Museum’s Facilities Manager to carry out tasks relating to maintenance, security and health and safety at all museum locations. To help to maintain and repair buildings and interiors and work closely with the curatorial team to support exhibitions.

Events Assistant

We are recruiting for a casual Events Assistant. This varied role is pivotal in supporting the vision to grow our events and retail income. We run events ranging from weddings, parties, conferences, drinks receptions, and VIP dinners.

Current opportunities

Volunteer | Special Exhibitions Gallery Steward

From 2 December 2023 – 21 April 2024 Dorset Museum presents a major new exhibition Elisabeth Frink: A View from Within. The role of the Gallery Steward is to steward the exhibition, which is held in the Museum’s Special Exhibition Gallery, welcome visitors and provide guidance and support when needed.  The Gallery Steward is responsible for answering visitors’ enquiries, helping with way-finding, alerting the Visitor Services team to any maintenance or security issues that may arise, and encouraging visitors to complete exhibition visitor surveys.