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These are the positions we particularly need filling at the moment.


Sherborne Museum wishes to commission an audience development report to provide a better understanding of our current and potential audiences, alongside the barriers and motivations for visiting the Museum. The report will help to inform the re-development of Sherborne Museum, planned for 2023-24, and an associated application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

You can download the full brief here.


Shirley You will be part of a crucial team directly involved with Front of House, providing a warm welcome to visitors, answering any queries they may have and generally ensuring their experience of the museum is positive and rewarding.

You will also help to run our small gift shop, take telephone enquiries, invite visitor feedback and encourage them to leave donations. You will ensure that the museum looks presentable before and after your shift. You will be keen to learn about your local heritage and be able to communicate your enthusiasm to the public.

This is a wonderful opportunity for people who love their local heritage. You will be warm, friendly, polite and have excellent people skills with a pleasant telephone manner. You will be able to handle small amounts of money.

A minimum commitment of two hours per fortnight is required but we would welcome those who are able to volunteer on a more regular basis. Alternatively, you could sign up as a reserve which means that you would occasionally required to fill in for a regular steward on holiday or in an emergency.

No qualifications are required but an induction is provided, followed by on-going training and support; this includes fire procedures and health and safety training.

Please note that there is only wheelchair access to the ground floor of our Grade II listed building. The museum does not cover any expenses.

Please contact our front of house team leader on if you are interested or require further information .

Alternatively see our notice on the Do-it volunteering website for more details and to register your interest.


Museum Shop We are looking for someone to run our shop on a part-time voluntary basis.

This varied and interesting role involves identifying and purchasing items for our small shop, pricing and arranging the stock, maintaining sales records and liaising with our Treasurer to pay suppliers.

We have a retail buying policy that sets out the Museum’s purchasing objectives, and an annual budget is set. Within these constraints the Manager will have a degree of flexibility in the choice of goods purchased and will liaise directly with suppliers to ensure that our shop shelves are appropriately stocked and are attractive to Museum visitors.

If you think you could help, please email us for further details.

Sherborne Museum needs you!


A DIY person is required to volunteer time to perform occasional tasks within the museum, for example, light painting and decorating, retouching walls, hanging pictures, filling holes and generally supporting staff during the creation of exhibitions.

Hours to suit but needs to be particularly available over the winter during closed season.

If you are interested or require further information please contact us.

Last updated: January 2022

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