Courtauld Internship

An exciting opportunity to research and develop the interpretation materials for the Courtauld exhibition and associated loan of Gauguin prints at Braintree Museum as part of the Courtauld Connects Programme with the Courtauld Institute, London. To develop themes and narratives for interpretation and public programme activities that will make the exhibition accessible to new and wider audiences. New knowledge relating to the heritage of Courtaulds Ltd in Braintree will also be identified and recorded through research and collaboration with the oral history project carried out by local volunteers.

This is a key opportunity to receive hands-on experience, mentoring from staff at Braintree Museum and training opportunities with the Courtauld Insitute and an introduction to potential careers in the heritage sector. Key skills developed through this activity include, research and presentation skills, time and workload management, heritage interpretation and exhibition design and interpersonal skills.

A logical and methodical approach with good research and organisational skills, having studied to A level or equivalent, including History is essential. An interest in local history is desirable.

For further information please see the job description   Courtauld Intern JD June 2019 
To apply please send a CV to

Closing date: Friday 5th July 5pm


Committee Secretary

We are looking for a Committee Administrator to undertake the following duties at our Board meetings on the last Wednesday of the month. We are willing to contribute to expenses of up to £60 a meeting.

• Attend and take minutes of the charitable company’s Board meetings
• Assist with the organisation of the Annual General Meeting
• Produce the draft minutes for the Chairman in a timely manner
• Meetings are on the last Wednesday of the month between 7.30-10.00pm at either Braintree Museum or the Warner Textile Archive
• Attend any other occasional Board meetings

For further information and to apply please send a CV to


Freelance Education Opportunities

We are always interested to hear from people with an interest in joining our freelance education team. For an informal discussion about opportunities with our education department please call 01376 325266 or email

Volunteering Opportunities

We always welcome new volunteers at Braintree District Museum.

Volunteers offer a valuable contribution to the work and activities of Braintree District Museum. The volunteer team enable and support the Museum Shop and events, help with Museum maintenance and upkeep of the building along with some collection work.

The Museum is currently looking for:

  • Education Volunteer

This role is to support the Education Officer with planning and assisting craft events, school visits and projects.

This role would be based at the Museum between Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. We are looking for someone who can dedicate at least one full day a week (2 half days).

All our volunteers that work with children are subject to DBS checks.

  • General Help Volunteer

This role will include general bits and bobs around the museum including helping with setting up and down of the events, room hire and educational sessions. We would be looking for someone who can commit to 2 days a week (Tuesday and Thursday) for either a full day or half a day.

Skills we look for in all our volunteers:

  • Reliable, committed, with an interest in museums and culture
  • Good people and communication skills
  • Friendly, outgoing and a good sense of humour


For further information or to express an interest please contact

Work Experience & Internships

The Museum periodically offers internships (unpaid) within the Collections Department.

The Museum is currently not offering work experience.

For more information about any of the above please contact the Museum on 01376 328868 or at