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Volunteers are vital to the museum and there are many different ways in which you can help.

 

Life-sized, protective statue (kareau) of the wife of the chief of a village on Nankowry Island (MAA E 1906.91). Nan Kowry, Nicobar Islands.

 

 

 


Volunteering opportunities


Front of House Volunteer

Do you enjoy meeting people from all over the world? Do you have some free time you’d like to put to good use and would like to help visitors get the most from their visit to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology? If you can answer ‘yes’ to these questions, then we’d love to hear from you!

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is part of the University of Cambridge and we love involving volunteers in the work we do and want to give opportunities to as wide a range of people as possible. Our front of house volunteers bring a wealth of experience to the operation of the Museum and get involved for many different reasons- a love of archaeology and anthropology; to gain employability skills; for Duke of Edinburgh or CAS or for social contact. Volunteers work in the Museum galleries assisting with enhancing the visitor experience.

Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits are provided - as well as an MAA T-shirt, MAA book and lots of support and training.

The museum’s front of house volunteers provide a warm and friendly welcome to our visitors and support other members of staff in supervising the galleries. In addition to dealing with enquiries from visitors, they support colleagues with additional needs and perform various other roles.

Please download a role description to find out more: 

 

If you think you might be interested in joining the team, fill in the following form:

 

You can return the form by email to the Visitor Services Manager or by post to Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DZ. Alternatively, email us on visitor.services@maa.cam.ac.uk and we can send you a form.

Alternatively, you can head over to the University of Cambridge Museums' volunteering portal Volunteer Makers, where we advertise all of our volunteering opportunities.

 


Further volunteering opportunities - not currently recruiting


Events Volunteer 

Events volunteers assist at free, drop-in events for families and adults held at MAA throughout the year. Events volunteers provide high-quality support for visitors to ensure they get the most out of the activities on offer. 

Please download a role description to find out more:

 

If you think you might be interested in joining the team, fill in the following form:

 

You can return the form by email by email to the Outreach Organiser or by post to Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DZ.

 


Collections Volunteer

Collections volunteers assist with the storage, cataloging and understanding of MAA’s archaeological, anthropological and photographic collections. 

Please download a role description to find out more:

 

If you think you might be interested in joining the team, fill in the following form:

 

You can return the form by email by email to the relevant collections manager, i.e.:

Dr Jocelyne Dudding, Collections Manager of the Photographic Collections

Rachel Hand, Collections Manager for Anthropology

Please note that Archaeology are not currently recruiting volunteers

You can also return your form by post to Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DZ.

Two million years of human history. One million artefacts. Countless astonishing stories.