We are delighted to be supported by a large team of volunteers.

Most of our volunteers come in one day a week (ideally for a minimum of 6 months) and focus on one area, for example collections, events, front of house and so on.

To ensure that volunteering is as well-structured and mutually beneficial as possible, we only recruit when we are seeking support in a specific area. We do this by advertising the role, holding informal interviews and taking references. Successful candidates receive an induction and any necessary training.

Benefits of volunteering

You will be part of a small, dedicated team through which you will able to learn how the independent museum sector operates and gain valuable experience.

We offer an induction, training for your role if required, free entry to museum events and conferences, reduced rates on our evening courses, off peak travel expenses within Greater London and a written reference (following a minimum of 150 hours).

Volunteers are also welcome to join our monthly Freud reading group!

Current opportunities

Evaluation Volunteer Role Description

The Freud Museum is in the early stages of a major redevelopment project which will transform the museum. A significant part of this project will be new interpretation, developed via strategic co-curation with communities throughout the museum, based on thorough research of existing audiences, non-visitors and community consultation. The Evaluation Volunteer role will have the opportunity to contribute to this exciting project by assisting in the collection and evaluation of visitor data, in the developments of new types of evaluation and in the implementation of a museum-wide evaluation strategy.

Days
Flexible, ideally Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays between 10am- 4pm

Duration
Ideally a minimum of 1 day (or 6 hours) per week for 3 – 6 months

Responsible to
Verity Bridge (Planning Assistant)
[email protected]
02039689083

Tasks
Conducting visitor surveys
Data entry of survey results
Assisting with analysis of visitor data
Opportunity to assist with evaluation of outreach work, including focus groups or interviews.
Opportunity to assist in development of new and creative forms of evaluation
Opportunity to contribute to development of long-term evaluation strategy
This role may develop according to the Museum’s needs and growth. Any changes will be discussed with you. The role also has the capacity to develop according to the interests and ideas of the volunteer.

Desirable Skills / Experience
Interest in museums, particularly in interpretation, visitor experience and evaluation
Strong interpersonal/ written communication skills
Team worker
IT literate – basic excel knowledge would be helpful
Methodical and accurate
Patient and flexible

Benefits
Induction given, plus training as required
Off peak travel expenses inside Greater London
Attend museum events/conferences/private views free of charge
Reduced rates on evening classes
Evaluation Volunteer Role Description
Gain insight into running of a small independent museum
Advice and support with career development

Access
The offices where you would be volunteering are located on the second floor
of this historic building. We regret that we do not currently have a lift. We
are very happy to discuss specific access requirements.

How To Apply
Please send a short paragraph explaining your interest in the role to [email protected]