Bolling Hall Museum
Bradford District Museum & Galleries

Young Ambassadors

Can You Be A Museum Young Ambassador?

Applications for this year’s cohort are now closed.

Bradford Museums and Galleries are recruiting Young Ambassadors to help showcase Bradford’s historic heritage, renowned fine art collection and connections to everyone living in Bradford.

The role

You will have the opportunity to:

Access behind the scenes at all 4 museums.
Training and support from experienced Museums staff.
Learn about other events and opportunities.
Participate in meetings.
Create tours, face to face and virtually.
Have your voice heard regarding the future of our museums.
Give visitor demonstrations.
Facilitate visits.
Curate new clubs and activities.
Shadow and support staff and projects.
Be our digital voice and diary on TikTok, Snapchat and other platforms.
Create film, blogs, vlogs for our website.
Become a Lead Ambassador.
You will learn new skills. These could include social media marketing, planning, and running events, or budgeting. The skills you learn will be things that you can include on a future CV, and you will gain referees for future job references. Above all, you will have fun, make friends, and gain confidence.

Time Commitment

A few hours to prepare for and attend meetings every month (you can attend virtually)
Additional time to be involved in extra projects throughout the year too.

Role Duration

February 2024 to January 2025

None, this is a voluntary role. Travel expenses will be paid, and snacks and drinks will be provided at meetings.

Who will you meet?

Bradford Museums and Galleries staff including the Head of Museums, Bradford Council departments, volunteer teams and many other cultural partners.


At one of our 4 museums:

Bolling Hall Museum, West Bowling
Bradford Industrial Museum, Eccleshill
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Lister Park, Manningham
Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighley
About Bradford Museums and Galleries

Bradford District is home to some of the most exciting museums and galleries in Yorkshire. From the splendour of Cartwright Hall Art Gallery to the spectacular Keighley’s Cliffe Castle Museum, there is always something new to do or see, and admission is free! Specialist museums like Bradford Industrial Museum and Bolling Hall Museum and Library bring our District’s history and heritage to life through ever-changing activities, events and displays.

To find out more:

Twitter @BradfordMuseums Instagram @BradfordMuseums

Is this you?

Aged 16-25
Live in the Bradford District
Love arts, heritage, and culture and keen to learn more.
Enthusiasm to learn new skills and have new experiences.
Reliable and able to commit time to Bradford Museums and Galleries each month either online or in person.
Closing date: Monday 29 January 2024 (midnight)

Recruitment Days: Saturday 10 February 2024 at Bradford Industrial Museum in person and Friday 9 February Virtual recruitment on TEAMS 11am to 3pm.

Let us know if you require the virtual format.

To apply

Please submit the following to the email address below:

Your CV
Your response to the following question either in writing (500-800 words) or video/animation (maximum 2 minutes): What do museums and galleries mean to you?
Don’t worry about making it technically perfect – we’re interested in you, and your voice and ideas.
If you want to chat about the role, please contact: or chat to Sonja Kielty on 07976 747341 or Vick Jenkins on 07974 89448

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Join the volunteer gardening team and support their gardening expertise. Beginners welcome, as are those with fantastic experience.
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