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We have vacancies from time to time in a number of functions including visitor services, estate management, collections management, learning and participation. Any opportunities with the Museum of East Anglian Life will be listed below.

Current Vacancies

Finance Officer

Salary Range £18,000 to £20,000

Term Permanent

Hours 30 hours per week (flexible)


Holiday entitlement 22 days a year pro-rata, not including bank holidays

As the museum’s Finance Officer, you will play a principal role in the administration and management of the museum’s finances. The museum supports 120 volunteers from a wide variety of backgrounds, and is an active, outward-facing community. You will play an essential role as part of the museum’s management team helping to deliver the museum’s mission. Read more


Museum Housekeeper

Pay £7.50 per hour, reviewed after six months

Term Permanent

Hours 464 working hours per year (equivalent 10 hours per week), hours/days of work dependent upon seasonal requirements

We are seeking a pair of Museum Housekeepers to join our small team. You will keep the Museum's buildings, facilities and displays in a clean and tidy condition and support in the preparation and take-down of events in order to ensure that the standards of our visitor experience is excellent. Read more


“People grow with us through history”

There's one thing that makes more of a difference to our organisation than anything else: our people. Their enthusiasm and dedication is key to the Museum's success. Every employee, trainee and volunteer is a valued member of the team, with a clear role to play in delivering an excellent visitor experience. We are always looking for good people and  welcome applications from all sections of the community in which we work.  We look for commitment, enthusiasm, professionalism and a real willingness to work as part of a wider team. But we know that you are looking for something  too - the opportunity to maximise your strengths and achieve your full potential. We are fully committed to the personal development of all our people – staff, volunteers and trainees alike.

There are a number of types of opportunity on offer



The Museum is a popular place to volunteer, especially if you are interested in history. We have over 100 active volunteers in many diverse areas, from engaging with visitors in Abbots Hall to supporting the work of the Museum’s curatorial, learning or administrative departments. If you are interested in getting involved please read more about current opportunities.

Traineeships and Work Experience

We occasionally are able to accommodate work experience placements for students in year 10 upwards. For further information please contact enquiries@eastanglianlife.org.uk

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