Cirencester College

Creative Artist

Are you an artist or designer with an eye for detail? Would you like to develop your creative practice being inspired by art from ancient times? Are you keen to develop your drawing, painting, textile or sculptural skills? Would you like your art to be presented in the public domain, whilst assisting the local museum with their marketing? If so, this role is for you.

**Please note this challenge is for Cirencester College students only**

What's involved?

We are looking for placements to visit the museum and interpret our collections through art that can then be used on posters and in leaflets to promote the museum service. You will spend 2 hours per week over 3 months, developing a portfolio of work that represents the stunning museum collections. The media you use is up to you but the final result will be a sketch book that you can use at interview in the future to show how your work has contributed to a community organisation and visitor attraction. We will take scans or photographs of your work and credit you, as the artist, in any artworks we use in our publicity materials or online. This is a unique and exciting opportunity that will help build your confidence and skills as an artist as well as your reputation in the public domain. During holiday time, we may ask for assistance at children’s art workshops and events so that you have the opportunity to share your skills with others.

Placement lasts 3 months. 2 positions are available for each 3 month block.


2 roles – October-December

2 roles – January-March

2 roles – April-June

Time committed – 2 hours per week. To be mutually agreed

Why get involved?

This role will support anybody undertaking an art, design or textile qualification or someone who would like to practice drawing archaeological artefacts. You will be working in the museum galleries and may need to interact with public who ask questions about your work. You will produce a sketchbook and artwork will be selected for inclusion in our publicity brochures and posters during and possibly after your placement. You will be asked to contribute to social media through Instagram, Twitter or blog writing during your placement.

Skills – Artistic and creative skills through any media. A desire to share your artwork with public audiences. Enthusiasm for sharing artistic skills with others. Interest in museum collections or ancient art would be beneficial.

How to get involved?

Step 1: Sign in to your Volunteer Makers account or sign up to Volunteer Makers

Step 2: Accept the challenge

Step 3: Appointment is by interview. Please send CV with a letter or e-mail to stating why you would like to volunteer in this role and what makes you the ideal candidate for the position. Please state the months you would prefer to conduct your placement and the preferred day.

Step 3: We will contact you to arrange an interview.

Ideal Skills

  • Design & Illustration
  • Photography

Ideal Interests

  • Creative and Arts
  • Design
  • Local History
  • Archaeology
  • Museum Collections

Share this