Opportunities

There are lots of opportunities to get involved with the work we do here at Headstone Manor & Museum.

Whether through a work experience placement, volunteering roles, joining our established friends groups or job vacancies, here you can find out how you can get involved.

Work with us

Headstone Manor & Museum provides a high-quality, accessible museum in Harrow. It is home to four historic listed buildings including a Grade 1 listed 14th century Manor House, a café and retail offer and a successful wedding and function venue, the Great Barn.

We are looking for people with excellent communication and customer service skills to join our team on a temporary ongoing basis. The ability to hit the ground running, learn processes fast, and handle a varying workload including regular weekend and evening work is vital.

Café Assistant
Up to £10.89 per hour

The Visitor Centre at Headstone Manor & Museum is open 6 days a week and houses a café and museum shop. The successful applicants will be expected to deliver excellent service to our customers and prepare and serve hot, cold drinks, and café food items, taking payments for café and retail sales. View the full role profile here.

To apply please send your CV and cover letter stating which role you are applying for to ryan.kays@harrow.gov.uk by 23.59pm Sunday 6th June 2021.

Work Experience

Fancy getting the inside view of working life in the Museum? Have a look at our work experience role description to see what kind of things you could be getting up to with us!

  • Who are the work experience placements for? Young people who are in (or have just finished) years 11,12, or 13
    Young people who are at school in, or residents of, Harrow, will be given priority
  • When will the placement be?
    The placement will be in a four day block (Tuesday – Friday, 10 – 4)
    Placements will take place in June or the first week of July.
  • How do I apply?
    Fill in the application form and email it to education@headstonemanor.org make sure you read the role description to help you!
  • When do I need to have applied by?
    Applications for work experience close at the end of April each year.
  • Will I definitely get a placement?
    Unfortunately we get more requests for placements than spaces we can offer. We will choose people based on their application form so make sure you make it look the best you can! If there’s lots of great applications be prepared to come in to meet us for a chat.
  • I didn’t get in or I can’t do those dates
    Don’t worry, we have lots more opportunities for young people over the summer, including leading object handling or being a young curator. Email education@headstonemanor.org for more details.

Volunteering

It was action by local volunteers that got the Great Barn opened as a museum in 1986, and it is the support of Volunteers that keep the site going today as Headstone Manor & Museum.

There are a range of ways in which volunteers can get involved, some roles are flexible and can be quite short, others are set to regular hours and can continue indefinitely. Volunteer roles include working as a steward in our Manor House, with our collections or education team or even as a gardener.

We regularly have projects and events for young people, please email education@headstonemanor.org for more details. We also welcome young volunteers, as part of their Duke of Edinburgh or as regular volunteers.

For more information, as well as role descriptions, email the museum on info@headstonemanor.org

Become a Friend

The Friends of Harrow Museum are interested in Harrow’s history and in the museum’s role in preserving and interpreting the local heritage. Our Friends help promote the Museum and our activities and organise fund-raising activities to support the future development of Headstone Manor.

Friends receive a newsletter three times a year with articles on local heritage and reports on developments at Harrow Museum. There are a range of social activities on offer to Friends including outings to other museums and places of interest.

New members are always welcome with minimum annual subscription starting at just £6 for an Individual, £10.00 for a Family, £2 for Students/ Juniors, or £90 for Life Membership. All contributions go to supporting Headstone Manor & Museum and enabling it to reach its full potential.

Membership makes a great gift!

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