Jobs & Volunteer opportunities


Job Vacancy: Junior Customer Service Coordinator

(Day-Time Receptionist and Evening Event Cover)

The Galleries of Justice Museum and City of Caves

Fixed Term 6 Month Contract

Up to 38 hours per week (3 to 5 shifts)

£7.50 per hour on successful completion of probation

Along with a team of Senior CSCs and, the successful applicant will be responsible for all reception duties both at the Galleries of Justice Museum and the City of Caves, delivering an exceptional service to our visitors at all times and meeting key sales targets for Gift Aid, Guide Books and Joint Tickets.

In addition to daytime reception cover, you will be assisting the duty manager with any evening events and functions, such as Murder Mysteries, Sheriff’s Banquets, or privately booked Corporate Events

We are open 7 days a week and also evenings for events, so full flexibility is essential for evenings, weekends and School and Bank Holidays.

Job description

Application form 

Contact: [email protected]

Closing date for applications:

Friday 30th September 2016

Due to the expected high volume of applications we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applicants. If you have not heard by the 3rd of October 2016 you have not been successful.

Interviews: w/c 3rd October (Dates to be confirmed)


Title: Digitisation Programme Volunteer

Accountability: Curator, Senior Curator and Archivist

Hours: This role will require a flexible time commitment during weekday work hours. Ideally volunteers should be able to offer at least half a day per fortnight.

Location: Galleries of Justice Museum, Shire Hall, High Pavement, The Lace Market, Nottingham. NG1 1HN

Purpose of role: Digitisation of the nationally significant HM Prison Service collection so as to preserve and increase access to the collection.

HM Prison service collection contains over 20,000 artefacts, archival material and photographs dating from 1784 to 2001. It depicts the history of imprisonment from the 1700s to modern day including punishment, religion, medicine, education, work and administration.

Helpful skills/experience: Able to use a computer, reliable, good with details, an interest in digitisation as well as research skills. Previous experience of digitising museum objects will be useful but not necessary.

Training offered: Induction session, objects handling and scanning training, documentation and cataloguing procedures.


Role and responsibilities:

  1. Undertake digitisation work (scanning) on museum objects.
  1. Ensure museum objects and material are handled with care, diligence and sensitively as well as complying with the Data Protection Act.
  1. Ensure scanning equipment is used and maintained appropriately.
  1. Ensure image files are named and saved appropriately according to museum’s procedures.
  1. Assist with cataloguing and researching of the digitised objects when required.
  1. Attend any relevant trainings and team meetings.


What will I learn?

  • Using digital equipment
  • Cataloguing skills
  • Research skills
  • History of imprisonment from 1700s to modern day
  • Museum collections management skills


For more information, contact Alison Mitchelson, Curator:

[email protected]


 Corporate Hospitality volunteers wanted!

Want to see what goes on behind the scenes at the Galleries of Justice Museum? Well now you can! We welcome corporate volunteers from all sectors to join our team for the day.  Whether you are interested in trying out as a costumed interpreter or helping to organise or run an event,  we can find something for you. It is a great opportunity to do something different and build new skills that you can take back to the office with you.

If you are interested or want to find out more please contact [email protected]

Museum volunteers welcome!

If you are interested in volunteer work please [email protected]

New Volunteer Roles 

Oral History Transcriber – learn more

Oral History Interviewer – learn more

Digitisation Programme Volunteer – learn more

Due to vast interest, we have currently reached our maximum capacity to take on volunteer roles for the oral history project and digitisation programme. Therefore, we will not be taking on any further volunteers for these roles until summer. Please check back to our website for further updates.

Youth Advisory Panel Member – learn more

Family Learning Volunteer (Development) – learn more  – Please be aware, due to high demand, family learning volunteers are now being recruited for the summer holiday period and will not begin volunteering until June at the earliest.

Family Learning Volunteer (Delivery) – learn more – Please be aware, due to high demand, family learning volunteers are now being recruited for the summer holiday period and will not begin volunteering until June at the earliest.

Disability Advisory Panel Member – learn more

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