Volunteering and Placements


Make a difference to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums. Share your ideas, experiences and contribute to the arts, heritage and archaeology.

A museum background is not required for you to become a volunteer or to attain a temporary and/or unpaid work placement. However, you must have an open mind and be willing to try new things. Also, you must be very interested in the work of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums and Heritage.

Spaces are limited, so, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee to find you a placement. However, we will try our best to provide an opportunity for you.

Opportunities span a wide range of services within Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, with options for front-facing and back-of-house work. Here are some of the things you can expect:

  • Supporting daytime and/or evening events
  • Working alongside artist-practitioners to guide workshops, art & craft challenges and more
  • Guiding tour groups at any of our venues
  • Supporting collections through database-work, knowledge building research, collections handling

Active volunteers will also be invited to seasonal socials, and have options to join training. All volunteers, prospective and active, will receive a monthly newsletter with staff, collections and volunteer updates across the service.


Your Data

Sending us any application form means we need to hold your data to keep in touch.

Please make sure to read through our latest Volunteer Privacy Statement.



Current Opportunities

There are no current volunteering or placement opportunities at this time.

Prospective Volunteer

Although we are not currently recruiting Voluteers you can register with us as a prospective volunteer to be added to our mailing list. You'll receive the regular newsletter, including notices for upcoming roles. When you register as a prospective volunteer, you provide some details for us to hold - when you find your perfect role, applying is quicker and simpler.


Send your completed Volunteer Application Form to info@aagm.co.uk


School Work Placements

We advertise our school work placements (SWP) under 'current opportunities'.