Getting Involved

Whether you are 16 and just starting out, looking to gain experience in heritage or looking to try something new – you may very well be able to help us.

Museums are a great way to engage with history and help families learn about their heritage and here at The Collection we like to make sure everyone that comes to visit has a great time.

Whether it is looking around one of our vibrant temporary exhibitions, trying to find their house on our aerial floor map of Lincolnshire or investigating Bronze Age gold, Iron Age longboats or Early Medieval Lincoln, there is always a chance to learn something new.

Interested in Heritage? Thought about volunteering? We have some fantastic opportunities for people to get involved in volunteering with Lincolnshire's heritage service, please click here for more details.

We currently have the following volunteer opportunities available at The Collection museum and Usher Gallery:

Visitor Experience Volunteer
Exhibition Invigilator Volunteer
Exhibition Team Volunteer
Learning Team Volunteer

If you're interested in applying for one of these roles, please complete the application form and return it to The Collection via email: or post The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP.



The Collection and Usher Gallery's 'Time for Practice' Artist Development Bursary is a response to the on-going difficulties for contemporary artists in the region caused by Covid-19.
We have adapted our usual way of supporting Lincolnshire-based artists through a series of new funded Artist Development opportunities designed to support you in working from home, from the studio and around the region during this uncertain time.
We hope this will help those who need a little extra support from the sector, those who are looking for an element of structure that we can provide, or those who require a helping hand to follow their chosen paths and interests.
* This Bursary is called 'Time for Practice' with a dual aim of offering support for both those that can use this time to develop and produce new ideas or work, as well as for those that may need a moment for practice and reflection.

What does the bursary provide?
- 4 x bursaries of £500 for individuals or collectives
- Bespoke support (virtual unless otherwise agreed) from curatorial staff, agreed at the beginning of the project (maximum 2 x virtual meetings with staff per week)
- Resulting work could be 'made public', for example via The Collection and Usher Gallery's social media or website, to be negotiated on a case by case basis and with support from technical and curatorial teams.
- Public summary discussion via online platform at end of project

Application can be found at side of webpage via PDF. Please email us your completed application and any queries.

Deadline, Monday 13th July, 5pm.



Are you aged between 16 to 25 years with a passion for arts and culture, looking to collaborate with creative individuals and develop your skills?

The Creative Collective offers a unique opportunity for young people to get directly involved with the Collection. Members of the Collective will:
- Participate in exclusive, artist-led workshops
- Visits to stimulating Studios/ Galleries
- Benefit from industry insight and ‘behind the scenes’ access
- Collaboratively produce creative projects, with opportunities to exhibit

The direction of the Collective will be decided by it’s members.

Who can join?

Are you aged between 16 to 25 years with a passion for arts and culture? Are you looking to collaborate with creative individuals and develop your skills? You don’t need to be in education or employment to apply.

How to apply?

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis – please send a completed form through to and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: Whilst the museum is closed we are still accepting applications for volunteers for our summer programme.