Annie Attridge - The Divine and The Mortal

Courtesy the Artist. Photo: Matthew Booth.

Laura White - White Mud (work in progress)

Meadow Arts commission 2018 for The Precious Clay.

Edmund de Waal - In Time II

Courtesy the Artist and Gagosian Gallery. Photo: Mike Bruce.

Jessica Harrison - Painted Lady 14

Courtesy the Artist and University of Edinburgh Photo: Chris Park.

Rachel Kneebone - Narcissus

Courtesy the Artist and White Cube Photo: Ben Westoby.

Bouke de Vries - Worcester Teapot with Butterflies

2018, courtesy the artist.

Volunteer Invigilator:

The Precious Clay Exhibition

Job Title - Volunteer Invigilator: The Precious Clay Exhibition

Employer - Museum of Royal Worcester (MoRW)

Location - Worcester, UK

Job Type - Volunteer

Contract Type - Fixed Term

Closing Date - If interested please contact Steve Wilson at Meadow Arts ASAP

Exhibition open: 20 Sept 2018 to 20 March 2019. Open 7-days /week throughout that period.


The Opportunity

MoRW and Meadow Arts are looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteer Invigilators to work at the Museum from September 20 onwards, as much or as little as suits. The exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm daily.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable volunteer work experience at significant regional Museum, with a world-class collection. The position is offered during the Museum’s collaboration with Meadow Arts for The Precious Clay: an exhibition exploring the medium of porcelain through contemporary art.

Volunteers will invigilate the Museum’s Exhibition Hall, speaking with visitors, gathering visitor responses and completing surveys during the Museum’s opening hours. Each will receive expert in-house training in Research and Collections Skills, and the chance to take on their own individual project with a research or education focus. A desk space and laptop will be made available, and each will be provided with a training plan with learning outcomes.

During their time with MoRW, each Volunteer Invigilator will be asked to plan a visit to another museum and/or gallery to learn more about their specific topic of interest. MoRW will reimburse travel and visit expenses to these museums /galleries, up to an agreed amount.

Volunteer Invigilators will report to Museum Shop staff upon arrival.


Who is it for?

This is a perfect opportunity to gain hands-on experience in contemporary art invigilation, Visitor Studies, Research, Collections and Customer Services in a Museum with an important collection at a very exciting time. Specific experience of museums or invigilation is not required, but applicants should be interested in museums and galleries and have a commitment to and interest in the arts. Applications are gladly received from those with an enthusiastic and inquisitive nature, who are self-motivated, reliable and keen to help visitors get the most out of their visit, and are interested in taking on a project in research or education. In return, Meadow Arts can offer references towards CVs or artist bios.


About MoRW

The Museum of Royal Worcester holds the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world and has just undergone a major £1.7 million refurbishment supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. While being fresh and modern the new displays pay homage to a magnificent history and heritage. An introductory film features Henry and John Sandon and the new galleries and showcases are swathed in sumptuous colours showing the collection off to its best advantage.

With the recreation of the factory work shop and family parlour among some of the new displays and high-quality interactives there is something for everyone. For more information about the Museum visit


About The Precious Clay Exhibition

With its origins in the Far East and a long global history, porcelain holds rich associations of preciousness, mutability and exoticism that inspires artists to create radical new work and reinvent its traditional narratives. New commissions by Laura White and Emily Speed shown alongside work by artists including Bouke de Vries, Edward Chell, Mona Hatoum, Jessica Harrison, Barnaby Barford, Celine Berger, Rosa Nguyen and more, the exhibition is an opportunity to see the museum’s newly displayed world-class collection through the eyes and imaginations of contemporary artists.


How to Apply

Feel free to email with any enquiries ahead of applying, or send a CV plus covering letter (1 side A4) describing why you are interested in the position and how you might benefit from it. Please include a reference.

Applicants must agree to the terms and conditions laid out in the Museum’s Volunteer Policy, which can be provided upon request.

Positions to start immediately, there is no application deadline.