Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian age

Opportunities

VOLUNTEER ROLES

We have a committed and enthusiastic body of both regular and occasional volunteers who assist with all aspects of the Society from administrative support to events organisation, marketing to front-of-house duties at our riverside museum in Hammersmith. Please see our Volunteer page for more information.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

MUSEUM OFFICER (LEARNING & ENGAGEMENT)

The William Morris Society is a charity and membership organization promoting the life, work and contemporary relevance of William Morris, the great 19th century designer, craftsman, writer and social activist. The Society maintains a free-access museum in Morris’ former home on the riverside in Hammersmith and produces talks, publications, exhibitions, learning and participation activities. We are currently recruiting for a museum officer who wants to work with a small team of enthusiastic staff and volunteers on a 21-28 hours per week basis for a twelve month period.

Working closely with the Society Manager, the postholder will be focused primarily on learning and outreach development activities and digitally-delivered public engagement. The position is a fixed term contract for twelve months, extendable by mutual agreement, with flexible and remote working possible. The ideal candidate will be an outgoing and self-motivated individual, with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a heritage or arts environment and willingness to work independently but also collaboratively. Knowledge and interest in William Morris and 19th century art and/or social history will be a major advantage.

Download the role profile here.

WEEKEND DUTY MANAGER

The William Morris Society has an exciting opening for the role of Weekend Duty Manager. 

The Society’s museum, based at Kelmscott House in Hammersmith, reopens to visitors on Saturdays from mid-June, with the intention of extending to include Sundays later in 2021. 

The postholder will be responsible for ensuring a first-class visitor experience for all our visitors, including the safety of visitors and the collection and the security of the property.  

You will assist with managing our team of volunteers, including the administration of the volunteer rota, recruiting and inducting new volunteers, and overseeing an ongoing programme of training and development for volunteers. You will also hold responsibility for managing the Society’s shop, including ordering stock and sourcing appropriate products.  

Download the role profile here.

TO APPLY for either of these roles, please send a CV and brief covering letter outlining how your skills, experience and enthusiasms meet the requirements of the role, by email to societymanager@williammorrissociety.org

Closing date for applications: 29 June 2021