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We are looking for a highly organised, self-motivated and flexible individual with experience in volunteer management to join our small team and lead on developing and delivering the volunteer programme. Through our vibrant volunteer programme, led by you, volunteers will thrive as ambassadors for the Museum. The Museum encourages initiative and, through a culture of team-working and inclusivity, we support each other in different ways to deliver our vision of connecting cultures and challenging perceptions.

You will be passionate about working with people, and responsible for nurturing our existing volunteer community. You will recruit, train and manage both in-person and remote volunteers, making sure our volunteers feel both valued and supported. As well as being highly organised, you’ll be able to work appropriately and sensitively with our diverse range of volunteers and visitors, and will be an enthusiastic and knowledgeable advocate of volunteering best practice. Our dedicated volunteers contribute in many ways including front of house, gallery guides, supporting activities, events and aspects of our learning programme. Volunteers also engage remotely through digital micro-volunteering and social media opportunities.

The Museum has a unique collection of East and Southeast Asian objects with the vast majority from China. We will support you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the collections and displays, and those with an interest in deepening their understanding in this area will find many opportunities to do so in this role.

How to Apply

The Museum of East Asian Art is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from under-represented groups.

Download the full Job Description and Application Form here:

MEAA – Volunteer Manager Job Description

MEAA Volunteer Manager – Application Form

Along with the Application Form and CV, please include a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 detailing your reasons for applying and why you are a good fit for this position drawing on the job requirements and person specification. Please email your completed application to with ‘Volunteer Manager’ in the subject line.

Deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 14 June 2024. We regret that incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

Volunteer Manager


£25,000 – £27,000 pro-rata (depending on experience)


24 hours (flexible over 3 or 4 days)

Contract Type:

Part time, Permanent



Close Date:

Friday, 14 June 2024

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