Current Vacancy: Freelancer Tour Guide 

Braintree District Museum Trust is looking to grow the team of dedicated Tour Guides to help deliver our popular and ever-expanding engagement programme of special events, group visit programme, Heritage Open Days, college and higher education institutions.

Please see full job description here: BDMT Freelancer Tour Guide Job Description 2022

To Apply

Please send a CV and covering letter no longer than 2 sides of A4 each to Sophie Jemma (Archivist) at Please explain your interest in our organisations and the role of Freelancer Tour Guide along with any relevant experience.

If you would like any additional information about the role or wish to have an informal discussion, please email

Closing date for applications Wednesday 31st August 2022.

Informal Microsoft Teams interviews scheduled for Tuesday 6th September.

Training sessions scheduled for Saturday 10th September, Wednesday 14th September and Saturday 17th September.

Trustees, Braintree District Museum Trust

Are you interested in promoting and developing the heritage of Braintree District, north Essex through the work of Braintree Museum and the nationally important Warner Textile Archive? If so Braintree District Museum Trust needs you, particularly to help with building management, catering, collections, digital, education or fundraising.

We are keen for our Trustees to provide a diverse community voice, encouragement, strategic direction and specialist support. The Trust aims to collect and promote the heritage of Braintree District and establish the Warner Textile Archive as an international design and manufacturing resource. Throughout the year we care and research the collections, provide education for all ages, varied events including the annual Braintree Textile Fair, exhibitions and commercial services from our extensive textile designs all supported by a committed team of staff and volunteers.

Trust meetings are currently held remotely by ZOOM at 7.30pm on the last Wednesday of the month with intermediate staff briefings quarterly by mutual arrangement.

Please contact Robert  on 0797 099 3705 or at for how the Trust can support you to join the team.

Volunteering Opportunities

We always welcome new volunteers!

Volunteers offer a valuable contribution to the work and activities for Braintree District Museum Trust at Braintree Museum and the Warner Textile Archive.

Please click on the roles below to find out more

Front of House Volunteers

Gardening Volunteers

Events Volunteers

Collections Volunteers

Exhibitions Volunteers

Families and Education Volunteers

Group Visits Volunteers

For further information or to express an interest please contact

Work Experience

We currently do not have any opportunities for work experience at the Warner Textile Archive.

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