Manchester Jewish Museum


Current Vacancies

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Volunteer with Us

Become a School Volunteer

Do you have experience of working in schools or creative environments with young people? Do you have an interest in helping shape creative and engaging workshops? Do you have a passion for history and telling stories?

We are looking for volunteers to help support our Creative Producer’s to deliver the museum’s school programme. Our new museum includes a brand-new learning studio and educational gallery as well as complete restoration of our synagogue, providing the perfect environment for schools wishing to learn more about Jewish culture.

We are currently offering schools two half day workshops from September: Synagogue & Sabbath and Festivals & Feasts. These workshops involve a variety of activities, from baking challah bread to discovery trials in the museum’s gallery. The school workshops celebrate and share the diversity of Jewish experiences and identities in the collection and give students a strong understanding of the synagogue space.

We are currently looking for volunteers to support our Creative Producers on the delivery of our school sessions. The sessions are very hands on and fast paced, and we encourage people to apply that have a background in working in schools or creative learning environments. Please don’t be put off if you don’t have experience working in museums, we think enthusiasm and a can-do attitude goes far, and we’d love to hear from you! There will be an opportunity to watch and shadow the sessions, as well as receive training on supporting workshops from our Programming team.

When would I need to volunteer?

• School workshops take place on weekdays, Monday – Friday.
• We would be interested in volunteers that could offer regular support to the school’s programme (commit to a minimum of twice a month) or be on hand to offer extra support in busy periods. Please contact us to discuss what form of commitment you’ll be able to offer.

If your interested in finding out more about the volunteering role, please email:

Become a Cafe Volunteer

Are you a keen or aspiring cook? Do you enjoy working as part of a team? Are you eager to learn about Jewish food & culture?

We are looking for volunteer support in our award-winning café to work alongside our Café Team leaders. Open 7 days a week serving delicious Vegetarian & Vegan food, our small and simple menu takes inspiration from traditional Sephardi & Ashkenazi recipes which we adapt with a playful twist.

At times the café can be busy, so volunteers need to be able to work well under pressure. Although volunteers will always be working with a café team leader or a duty manager, volunteering in the café also includes some physical tasks which volunteers need to be confident & capable of completing.

General day to day tasks include: assisting with food preparation, taking customer orders, preparing drinks, processing payments through the till and general cleaning tasks.
This is a great opportunity to support the Museum and to get experience of working as part of a small & dynamic team.

Café volunteers will also get the opportunity to complete their Level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety certificate.
When would I need to volunteer?

We are currently looking for volunteer support for morning (10am – 1:30pm) and afternoon (1:30pm – 4:30pm) shifts, but particularly on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays.

If your interested in finding out more about the volunteering role, please email:

You can find out more about our volunteering opportunities here.

You belong with us – Diversity and Inclusion

Are you interested in joining an inclusive and ambitious creative organisation? Do you want to help us bring people together to connect and share our stories?

We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive organisation, actively celebrating diversity and promoting acceptance and inclusivity. We value the benefits that diverse perspectives bring to our team and practise. We recognise we currently under-represent black people, people of colour, people with disabilities and those with intersecting identities in our team. We also seek to include self-identifying Jewish representation across our team. We are actively working to address this and encourage applicants from these identities and are committed to positive policies to promote equal opportunity in the development and growth of the museum industry.

While the successful candidate will be selected purely on merit, in the event of a tie between two candidates with equal experience, we may select a candidate who helps us better represent the communities the museum serves.