Are you interested in arts and culture, and have a passion for East and Southeast Asia? Join our volunteer team to share your skills, develop your knowledge and meet new people!

Volunteers play an important role at the Museum, helping to ensure our high standards of visitor service and experience. We have a range of volunteer roles available including Gallery, Events, Family Events and Visitor Services Volunteers.

If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please contact our Volunteer
Co-ordinator, Holly Foskett-Barnes at volunteers@meaa.org.uk or call 01225 464640.

Volunteer Programme benefits include:

  • Full induction and training
  • Work experience in a heritage setting
  • Volunteer workshops, learning opportunities and exhibition briefings
  • 10% discount in the Museum shop (products of £1 and over)
  • Free entry to the Museum
  • Discount to Museum events and talks
  • Use of the extensive library of Asian art and culture (by appointment)
  • Social gatherings throughout the year

We are recruiting…

Visitor Services Volunteers

Role Purpose

The role is to welcome visitors to the Museum and to ensure a high quality visitor experience from the start to the end of their visit. Working on the Front Desk in the Museum Shop, you will provide excellent customer service, be ready to provide information which visitors need to enjoy their visit, and assist the retail team to sell and promote Museum products and services.

Person Specification

To be enthusiastic, outgoing, adaptable and independent (aged 18 years & over). You will be happy selling products in a retail setting, comfortable talking to visitors, and confident to represent the Museum through your positive approach. You may have an interest in the arts or East Asian culture, or perhaps you are new to Bath and like to try new things and meet new people.

Gallery Volunteers

Role Purpose

Your role is to promote a high quality visitor experience in the Museum and galleries. You will provide an enthusiastic welcome to all visitors and be responsive to their needs, always ready to give information which enhance the visitor’s visit. You will monitor objects on display and be vigilant about general security and health and safety.

Person Specification

You are a friendly and enthusiastic individual (aged 18 years & over) who wants to help! You are happy talking to all visitors and would like opportunities to engage and interact with them in the Museum. You may have an interest in Asian art and culture, want to gain work experience in the heritage field or even have attended our events before and wish to get actively involved.

Event & Family Event Volunteers

Role Purpose

Your role is to promote a high quality visitor experience for individuals attending Museum events. You will provide an enthusiastic welcome to all visitors, and be responsive to their needs, always ready to give information which enhance the visitor’s visit and event experience. You will monitor activities and be vigilant about general security and health and safety.

Person Specification

You are a friendly and enthusiastic individual (aged 18 years & over) who wants to help! You are happy talking to all visitors and would like opportunities to engage and interact with them at the Museum or alternative event venue. You may have an interest in Asian art and museums, family learning or perhaps you have attended our events and wish to get actively involved.

For any enquiries about the Volunteer Programme, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Holly Foskett-Barnes at volunteers@meaa.org.uk.