Jobs & volunteering

Here you can find information about jobs and volunteering at Bristol Culture, which includes Bristol Museums.


All of our jobs and paid internships are advertised on Bristol City Council’s jobs board.

Buildings Manager: Bristol Culture & Creative Industries

This key role within Culture and Creative Industries Team spans all operational aspects across multiple sites and provides support to other areas of the department. Our sites include Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, M Shed and The Bottle Yard Studios. You will take responsibility for our operational staff, and will introduce a new programme of training and development.

Apply online


If you’re looking to learn new skills, have some spare time and are over 16, we may have a volunteering opportunity for you. Interested in our volunteer programme?

Apply online 

Or if you want to know more, please get in touch.

Young People

We work together with partner organisations across the city on creative projects to engage and inspire young people in arts and heritage, and help to develop skills for their future career choices. If you are a youth leader and would like to know more, please contact us.

Work Experience

For 2020, we are only offering work experience placements for those who attend a WORKS school, in particular Bedminster Down and Oasis Academy John Williams. We have six placements available based at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, which will include 1 day in the week to be spent at the Bottleyard studios.

The work experience week will include:

  • Interview and application advice
  • A careers meeting and next-steps discussion
  • An apprenticeships session with the Apprenticeships Manager – where there is a platform to discuss live apprenticeship opportunities
  • A real work challenge which can involve training on social media, writing a blog that may be published on the website, or a task that is directly related to the objectives of the team.

Our commitment to work experience means that anyone who completes a work experience placement at Bristol City Council, and then applies for an apprenticeship and meets the essential criteria, is guaranteed an interview.

If you do attend those schools and are interested in a work experience placement, please email Bristol WORKS and the team will send you an application form.