Volunteers

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

Volunteer Archive Assistants

Do you have an eye for detail and an interest in photography, art books and journals? Are you proficient in using digital equipment or working with archive databases? Would you be interested to learn these skills? Volunteering is an excellent way to meet new people, gain new skills or polish up old ones.

We are looking for help with:

  • Scanning our collection of Sculpture photographs
    We have over 30,000 photographs of Henry Moore’s sculptures. We need to create digital copies of these suitable for publishing.
    PLACE AVAILABLE on Tuesdays

  • Scanning and re-housing the Drawings archive
    Moore made over 10,000 drawings and we have folders of information on each of these. We aim to scan the contents and upload pdfs to our Artwork Database (TMS).
    PLACE AVAILABLE one day a week

  • Re-housing archive collections
    To ensure the presearvation of our archive material for future reference we require assistance in cleaning, checking and re-housing our collections of periodicals, correspondence, exhibition catalogues, and posters.
    TWO PLACES AVAILABLE one day a week

  • Digitising the exhibitions archive
    Our exhibitions archive dates back to the early 1920s. We aim to scan and index this material, upload it to our collections database, and ultimately make it accessible online. We are also looking for help with the digitisation of key aspects of our curatorial filing, to assist with our research on Henry Moore’s artwork.
    TWO PLACES AVAILABLE one day a week      

To apply for any of the above roles, please send a CV and covering letter to Terry.Millson@henry-moore.org, by 30 April 2018.  Travel expenses up to £10 a day will be available.

Become a Volunteer Guide

Following the successful opening of our new visitor facilities at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, we are looking to recruit new members of our Volunteer Guide team, who lead tours for adult groups and school parties during the visitor season from Easter to late October.

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.

The role requires: an enjoyment in engaging with the public; an enthusiasm for the arts; an ability to relay information in an interesting and engaging manner; and confidence in talking to groups of people. Specific training will be provided about Henry Moore and his work. Travel expenses are paid at 45p per mile. We ask our volunteers to be reliable and punctual and to make a commitment for a fixed term of usually one season at a time.

If you would like to learn more about joining our team, please send expressions of interest with details about yourself and your availability to Terry.Millson@henry-moore.org