Jobs & Volunteering


The Bowes Museum has a workforce of approximately 70 employees and over 100 volunteers, all of whom come from varying backgrounds and offer the Museum a diverse range of knowledge and skills. If you are interested in working in the Museum as an employee or volunteer, please see further information and details of how to apply on our website. Other opportunities to get involved as a volunteer are offered by the Friends.

Voluntary and Placement Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Recruitment Open Day for Visitor Assistants


Wednesday 19th April 2017 5.30 - 7.30pm

The Bowes Museum
Barnard Castle DL12 8NP

Whether you are looking for a change or just considering your future career options, it would be lovely to meet with you to show you what life could be like working as part of the Front of House Team at the museum.

At The Bowes Museum we are a warm, friendly team and we are currently recruiting for the position of Visitor Assistants on flexible 37hr, 25.5 hr and 17hr permanent contracts. 

You would be an integral member of the Museum Front of House Team, assisting with the day to day running of museum and grounds, dealing with all types of visitor enquiry, reception duties, cash handling, carrying out Key Holding responsibilities, patrolling the galleries, routine cleaning and other ad hoc duties as required. 

If this sounds like YOU, we would love the opportunity to show you what a great place to work The Bowes Museum is.  So drop in during our open evening and have an informal chat about working at the Museum and have a look around at the same time.

We very much look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday 19th April 2017 from 5.30 to 7.30pm.

We are an equal opportunities employer applications and job description available at the Open Evening and website. Interviews will be held on 27th April 2017 at the Museum.

If you can't make it on the day, apply now on line here.