Volunteer

We are taking on new volunteers! Please scroll down to find out more about the roles for which we are recruiting.

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 We rely on our volunteers to keep us going and we are blessed with some of the best!

Volunteering at the Museum of Carpet is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and become part of a friendly and welcoming community. There are many ways that you can offer to help at the museum. These include:

  • working on our reception desk and till area
  • greeting visitors in the galleries
  • valuable administrative work to keep our service running smoothly
  •  performing live demonstrations
  • helping with workshops for the young and young at heart
  • learning carpet-related crafts such as weaving and rag rugging to create items sold in our gift shop.

We welcome people with and without carpet industry knowledge and all of our volunteers have developed a keen interest in the history of Kidderminster.  It is infectious! Find out for yourselves how rewarding it can be, come along and join us.

To find out more, please do contact us right away!

If you know you want to volunteer, then please download, complete and send us your Volunteer Application Form.

Technical Demonstrator Volunteer Role- Hand Loom Weaver

The Museum of Carpet is looking for creative people who would like to learn to weave Kidderminster cloth on our 18th century hand looms.

Cloth has been woven in Kidderminster since the 1200s. We keep alive the weaving tradition and would like to share our skills and knowledge with more people.

No experience is necessary for this role.

No long term commitment necessary.

Suitable candidates should be:

  • Available one morning per week for training.
  • A friendly and personable character who is happy to talk to visitors.
  • Able to work with a team to produce weaving that will be worked on by a number of weavers.
  • This role would particularly suit a creative person with an interest in art and textiles.

For more information please download the role description below and call or email us.

To apply please download and complete the application form and return it to us via email or in person!



Front of House Volunteer Role

The Museum of Carpet is looking for outgoing, friendly people who would enjoy meeting and greeting visitors to the Museum.

No experience is necessary for this role.

No long term commitment necessary.

Suitable candidates should be:

  • Available one morning per week, 9.30am – 2pm.
  • A friendly and personable character who enjoys meeting people and is happy to talk to visitors.
  • Able to work with a team to provide excellent visitor experience.
  • Confident dealing with email and telephone enquiries.
  • Willing to keep the shop and reception area clean and tidy.

For more information please download the role description below, call 01562 69028 or email enquiries@museumofcarpet.org.uk.

To apply please download and complete the application form and return it to Sue Hetherington manager@museumofcarpet.org.uk.