Getting Involved

Exhibition Volunteer - Natural History Museum's 56th Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Whether you are 17 and just starting out, looking to gain experience in arts and museums or looking to try something new – you may very well be able to help us.

Art galleries and museums are a great way to engage with culture and help visitors engage with art, and here at The Collection and Usher Gallery 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.

About the role:
We are looking for enthusiastic Exhibition Volunteers with excellent communication skills, who are interested in developing a sound knowledge of the day-to-day running of public gallery and museum spaces and displaying fascinating collections in museum settings.

As an Exhibition Volunteer you are likely to be the first person many of our visitors will encounter when they come to spend their day with us, so we are looking for volunteers who are positive, have a sense of fun and want to make their day as special as possible.

The role will include greeting and counting visitors into the exhibition in a warm and friendly manner, orientating them around the gallery and advising on the social distancing rules that the site has put in place, capturing valuable data for the museum from our visitors via an online survey and answering general enquiries. The volunteer will also monitor and control visitor numbers in the gallery space.

You must be aged 17 or over to apply.

If you're interested in applying for one of these roles, please complete the application form here



We are delighted to invite all amateur photographers to enter The Collection Museum's Wildlife Photography Competition 2021 running in partnership with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. We wish to celebrate the best amateur photography showcasing the finest of local and UK wildlife raising awareness and encouraging exploration of our natural world.  This competition will coincide with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition from the Natural History Museum which will be showing at The Collection.

Deadline: 5pm, 31st July 2021

More details and how to apply can be found in the PDF on this page.



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.

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