Museum Assistant

A museum assistant will support the smooth running of the museum, ensuring that visitors have the best experience as possible during their visit. They will support the volunteer coordinator and museum director with both practical and administrative tasks.


Good communication/interpersonal skills.

Confident to talk over the phone.



An enthusiasm for the decorative arts.

Willing to learn about glass making and styles, but no prior experience is required.

Enthusiastic, especially when talking with members of the public.

Reasonably fluent in English; ability in other languages will be an advantage but is not required.

Basic skill in written English.

Useful but not required: a First Aid qualification.

Sufficient mobility to get upstairs to the first floor where the museum is located.


  • Diversity and equal opportunities policy
  • Accessibility
    The museum is upstairs with no lift so would be unsuitable with someone with mobility issues
  • Child Protection
  • Complaints Policy
  • Confidentially Policy
  • DBS check required
  • Ex Offenders
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Suitable for Supported Volunteering
  • Suitable for Under 16's
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 01/06/2021

End Date: 01/06/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening No No No No No No No


Arreton Barns
Main Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 3AA

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