We often have volunteer opportunities at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens in Hertfordshire.
Volunteering with one of our teams offers first-hand insight into the work of one of the world's most notable sculptors and the chance to experience the day to day operation of an international arts organisation. Our volunteers help us to continue Henry Moore's mission to encourage public appreciation of the visual arts. All of our tour guides, who provide friendly and expert tours to our groups and schools are volunteers. We also have volunteer teams working in the Henry Moore Archive and in our extensive grounds at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens.
Become a Volunteer Guide
Our dedicated team of Volunteer Guides lead tours for adult groups and school parties during the visitor season from Easter to late October. We are looking for new volunteers to join the team, with start dates available in July and September.
The time commitment is flexible to accommodate your availability – anything from a couple of tours a month to a couple a week. Tours include the sculpture grounds, studios and gallery and usually take place over 2 hours in the mornings from 10am or early afternoons on Wednesdays to Fridays. The dates of tours are arranged in advance with individual Volunteer Guides on a one to one basis. Specific training will be provided about Henry Moore and his work.
The role requires:
- An enjoyment in engaging with the public
- An enthusiasm for the arts / education / history and heritage
- An ability to relay information in an interesting and engaging manner to any age group
- Confidence in talking to groups of people
- Highly motivated and enthusiastic
- A good team player with a friendly manner
Become a Volunteer Archive Assistant
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens is also home to the Henry Moore Archive: housing extensive collections of documents, photographs, publications and ephemera relating to Henry Moore. If you have an eye for details and an interest in photography, art books and journals why not join our dedicated Archive team: we are looking for help with the following
- Scanning our collection of sculpture photographs
- Scanning and rehousing our drawings archive
- Re-housing our archive collections
- Digitising our exhibitions archive
Daily opportunities are available for immediate start, Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm. The role will require some familiarity with digital equipment or working with archive databases, however training will be provided.
For all volunteering roles, travel expenses up to £10 per day are available. We ask our volunteers to be reliable and punctual and to make a commitment for a fixed term (usually one season at a time).