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Could you be a part of our team?

Our family of volunteers lie at the very heart of the American Museum and play a major role in our success. Indeed, we are proud to be considered one of the most welcoming heritage venues in Bath, a strength due almost entirely to our team of over 150 dedicated and committed volunteers, supported by the front of house team.

Hailing from all walks of life, and of all ages, these dedicated and committed men and women inspire our visitors with their enthusiasm, knowledge, and passion for American history and the decorative arts.

Interested in joining us? If so, we are sure you will find volunteering at the Museum to be hugely rewarding. It will offer you the chance to meet new colleagues, make new friends, exchange ideas, and to share and develop your knowledge and skills.

The majority of our volunteering opportunities are for Room Guides, so you must be a confident, outgoing individual, keen to interact with visitors – young and old, and with good communication skills.

You will already have a good knowledge of American history, but a commitment to learning more is all important, and, to this end, we are constantly investing in our Guides through a programme of extensive and ongoing training, knowledge sharing and research opportunities.

We are also keen to recognise the loyalty and support of our volunteers, and so you will be eligible for:

  • Reimbursement of travel expenses
  • Refreshments
  • Discount in the Café and shops
  • Coffee mornings and knowledge sharing talks
  • Annual outing and Christmas party
  • Copies of Museum publications
  • Use of the library by appointment
  • Free entry to the Museum as long as you are a volunteer
  • Complimentary tickets for family and friends

Please ring our Volunteers Manager on 01225 823017 for an initial chat, use our contact form to discuss options, or download our Volunteer Application Form. We look forward to hearing from you!

You can keep up to date with developments at the Museum by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

A limited number of other volunteering opportunities exist at the American Museum including working in the gardens, in the Herb Shop or library. Please call for details of current vacancies.

Learning Volunteers

We are recruiting learning volunteers to assist with the delivery of the Museum’s learning programme.  Have a look at the Learning Volunteer Role Description (pdf) to see if it’s the right voluntary role for you.

If you are interested in applying, please use the Learning Volunteer Application Form (word doc).

Events Volunteers

We are recruiting volunteers to help us run events here at the Museum, including family events, music performances, workshops, craft fairs, and lectures- visit our full event listings to find out what we have planned for 2017.
If you are interested in volunteering at events, download the Events Volunteer Role Description (pdf) for more information.
To apply please use the Events Volunteer Application Form (word doc).