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Opportunities at the RLC


Maybe you have time on your hands and would like to be involved with us?
Become a Rustic Volunteer at the museum and use your skills for the benefit of us all, whether you are good at painting houses or have relevant experience with heavy machinery.

If you have skills that you think will be useful, please contact us in the normal way – see the footer of this page for our details – or email madeleine@rural-life.org.uk.

Volunteer Conservation Assistants

Are you interested in historic collections with an eye for detail?

With over 35 display areas spread over 10 acres the Rural Life Centre needs to boost its current team of volunteers who maintain our varied collection.

You will need an enthusiasm to learn conservation techniques and be able to work on ladders and platforms when required. The museum has a large friendly and caring team of volunteers with many social activities. Volunteers also benefit from free admission to the museum and its many events during the year.

Email: madeleine@rural-life.org.uk

Education Volunteer

Would you like to assist in running and organizing the museum's busy education programme?

Develop new and existing events to deliver a memorable experience in line with the development strategy of the museum.

Email: madeleine@rural-life.org.uk

Volunteer Gardener

Do your green fingers want to help us?

We are looking for volunteer gardeners to join our team to help maintain the site and our collections.

The Rural Life Centre is distributed over 10 acres of beautiful field and woodland. We keep traditional war-time prefab gardens, relaxed woodland walks and an impressive collection of trees from all over the world.

Email: madeleine@rural-life.org.uk


From time to time we have vacancies for permanent or temporary employment. The current opportunities are shown below. Please contact Madeleine by telephone on 01252-795571 or email madeleine@rural-life.org.uk if you would like more details.

Current Vacancies

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