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About Us


The Story Museum celebrates stories in all forms and explores their enduring power to teach and delight.

The Story Museum is committed to increasing the diversity of our creative programme, workforce and audiences to ensure the quality and impact of our work. As part of this commitment, we particularly welcome applications for employment and volunteering from individuals currently under-represented in our organisation and the wider sector. This includes people from the Global Majority specifically the African diaspora; South, East, and South East Asian diaspora; the Middle East and North Africa; people with disabilities including neurodivergence; people from the LGBTQIA+ community; and those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. When submitting an Expression of Interest or applying for a role we ask you to confirm if you identify with one of these communities. Our recruitment process is designed to offer fair access to employment at the museum and uses all permissible measures outlined in the Equalities Act 2010 to increase the diversity of our workforce.

Creative opportunities

The Story Museum regularly collaborates with talented artists, designers, performers and curators to help bring stories to life.

  • If you are an artist looking to appear as part of The Story Museum’s programme, please contact our programming team.
  • If you are looking to use our spaces for a performance or rehearsals, please visit our Venue Hire section.
  • If you are looking for job opportunities, please scroll down.

Visitor Services Apprentice

Salary: £7.49 per hour
Contract: Full time (including 1/2 day per week study)
Hours: Working weekends, bank holidays and school holidays as part of a rota

We are looking for a new Visitor Services Apprentice to join our friendly front of house team. If you're someone who enjoys meeting new people, loves stories and is keen to learn new skills then take a look at the job description below.

As a Visitor Services Apprentice you'll learn about how to provide a first class visitor service in a busy family Museum ensuring that children and families have a great time exploring our spaces. You'll also learn how to use our Box Office and Sales till, manage stock systems, help with shop displays, as well as training to be a barista and how to make and display fresh cafe food.

This is a busy and varied hands-on role within an enthusiastic and committed team.

To apply, please return a completed personal statement form, CV and monitoring form to [email protected]

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis until the posts have been filled.

  • Visitor Services Apprentice Job Description PDF (437.783 KB)
  • An inside view of what a Story Museum apprenticeship involves PDF (538.055 KB)
  • Applicant Information and How to Apply PDF (372.239 KB)
  • Personal Statement Application Form DOCX (56.183 KB)
  • TSM recruitment monitoring form DOCX (61.401 KB)

Work Experience

We're always keen to hear from enthusiastic young people interested in getting involved with The Story Museum's work however due to the extremely high demand for work experience places we only offer placements through our strategic partnerships with selected schools. Some schools allow students to complete a week’s intensive volunteering during school holidays in lieu of work experience during specific weeks and we’re happy to support whenever possible.

Visit out volunteering page to find out more.