Jobs and Volunteering

Here you will find latest jobs and volunteering opportunities available at the National Justice Museum.

Job opportunities

Title: Interpreter (costumed historical roles and tour guide) and Educational Facilitator

Hours: contracted hours staff (3 to 5 shifts a week, including Education Facilitation)

Location: Primarily the National Justice Museum and City of Caves, but also includes any other site operated by the National Justice Museum

Salary: £7.50 per hour

Role: To offer all visitors a unique and high quality experience when visiting the National Justice Museum and City of Caves through expert interactive historical interpretation, with a consistently high standard of customer care, to ensure that the organisation continues to attract and retain visitors.

The successful candidate must be able to interact with the public in a variety of roles in costume as a character, and also take tours as a guide, providing historical engagement, talks and tours to the public across the organisation’s sites. While doing so you will be expected to maintain a high standard of presentation in costume, and accurately updating all visitor information on site. You will also act in our evening events, such as Ghost Tours, Terror Tours, Murder Mysteries and Banquets, taking on the role of a character in costume. Other duties would include, but not be limited to, assisting with food and drink service at tables for our events, assisting with bar service, or marketing either in costume or by leafleting on the steps of the building or in the City of Nottingham.

From time to time we develop new tours or events and the creativity of our interpreters is called upon to develop scripts for these in line with in-house script briefs issued by the Senior Curator and Archivist.

The contracted hour’s role also includes education facilitation – delivering  court room workshops, Caves workshops and Museum workshops to school children and students of all ages to a high standard in line with the National Curriculum and the organisation’s Impact Framework.

We are open 7 days a week and we host Ghost Tours and Terror Tours every Friday and Saturday evening, in addition to other evening events so full flexibility to work weekends, evenings and school holidays is essential.

For an application form and full job description please contact

The closing date for applications is close of business Sunday 30th April 2017

Find out more about the role

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Volunteer opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to enhance employability skills, meet new people and learn something new. You will also be supporting us in our mission to help young people gain a practical understanding of the law and its place in history so that they can be inspired by their rights and responsibilities to play an active role in society.

Creative Court UK Project – Volunteer Opportunity

Title: Creative Court UK Associate (Development Phase)

Role:  Associates will work with a Freelance Artist and Resource Creator to design creative learning sessions for schools.   This role is designed to offer training opportunities to people with limited or no prior education or experience in the heritage sector.

Required Attendance:  Associates will take part in the Development Phase of the Creative Court UK project between April –August 2017. Associates will be required to attend training sessions on Tuesdays between 9.00am – 5.00pm and be available for regular group meetings. A minimum of 6 hours a week attendance is required.

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

Purpose of role:  To work in a team to develop a creative education outreach programme to be used in schools to link with key topics relating to Justice and the Law.

Extended Application deadline: 5.00pm on Friday 28 April– Email: 


To apply for this role please send us a current CV and a Personal Statement:

In your personal statement please tell us why you’d like to be involved with the Creative Court Project and also discuss one of the following points:

  1. Discuss an art-related project you’ve been involved with previously (give details)
  1. Discuss an exhibition in a Museum or Gallery that you’ve visited and how it inspired you
  1. Discuss why you would be interested in working with young people

Find out more about the Project, Volunteer Person Specification and application process here Associate Volunteer Advertisement

Your personal statement can be submitted in the following ways

  • Written in no more than 500 words
  • As a short video clip (Max 2 minutes)
  • As a creative visual storyboard or photo montage (include captions)