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Volunteer & support the RCM Museum

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The Royal College of Music Museum is the only music museum in the cultural district of South Kensington. Our volunteers ensure that we can share our musical treasures with students, schools and public visitors.

Different opportunities will arise at different times. If you would like to volunteer with us, please check this page regularly for details of the latest posts being offered.

Volunteering opportunities

We aim to make sure all our volunteers are welcomed, respected and given chances to develop their knowledge, skills and experience. We are offering volunteer roles in the following areas:

Gallery/Visitors Assistant

The Gallery/Visitors Assistant volunteer will be the first point of contact with visitors, providing assistance and enhancing their visiting experience. You will lead guided tours, share your knowledge and facilitate various museum events.

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Digital volunteers will be able to get up close to collections material and help us in our quest to make our collections available online. You could assist in photographing our collections, help us put information online, create audio-visual content, or design a virtual exhibition as well as a whole host of other opportunities.

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Outreach activities and audience engagement

As an activity volunteer you could be involved in a range of experiences such as joining us at off-site events, assisting in delivering workshops for all ages, or becoming a Museum storyteller.

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For volunteers in conservation, this will mean working closely with our Conservator to preserve and maintain objects in our collection ready for our new display and research facility.

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Internships & placements

As part of the current project to redevelop the Royal College of Music Museum, we are able to offer rare opportunities to share our journey with anyone looking to gain knowledge and experience in the Museum sector. Thanks to an award from the Heritage Lottery Fund we are able to offer a number of unpaid placements and paid internships.

We are planning to offer opportunities in digitisation, conservation and museum studies as follows. All roles will follow a formal application and recruitment process, with an interview stage. More information will be provided when applications open.

Unpaid placements

  • Collections management placements
  • Conservation placements
  • Digital Archives and Records Management work placement
  • Digital Humanities work placement
  • Digital Music and Sound Recording work placement
  • Museum Studies placements

Paid internships

  • Conservation Graduate internship
  • Digital Preservation internship
  • Intern researcher
  • Museum internship

Contact the Museum

If you are have any queries about the Royal College of Music Museum please feel free to get in contact with us. Our team will be best placed to answer your questions.

RCM Museum

General enquiries

+44 (0)20 7591 4346