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Volunteer Weaver

Bradford Industrial Museum

We need your help to run and maintain our 19th and early 20th century textile machinery. We’re looking for volunteers to help operate and maintain the looms and textile machines that are part of Bradford Museums Designated Textile Collection along with other types of historic textile processing equipment.

You will help bring our machinery to life, informing visitors about the history and technology of the weaving industry and the Museum’s collection of textile machinery. You will be supported and advised by the Collections & Conservation Team in historically relevant information and caring for working museum collections.

You will be willing to share technical knowledge / experience with other team members and volunteers and assist with training to operate various machines.

You will assist in ensuring the security of the museum, its collections and equipment, public/visitors and staff by invigilating the museum and supervising visitors as appropriate, in the Spinning and Weaving Gallery.

  • Experience of operating and maintaining textile machinery.
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills
  • Basic engineering skills and abilities
  • practical experience of working with textiles
  • Good people skills enabling strong relationships both internally and externally.
  • Knowledge of health & safety compliance requirements

How to apply:

A Volunteer Code and Policy can be obtained by ringing the gallery on 01274 431212 and will be available at the interview as well.

Please send your registered interest to:

Sonja Kielty, Volunteer Co-Ordinator Libraries, Museums and Galleries, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Lister Park, Bradford, BD9 4NS

Or email:

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