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We look forward to welcoming you and your family this summer! Find out more

About Us


The Story Museum celebrates stories in all forms and explores their enduring power to teach and delight.

The Story Museum is committed to increasing the diversity of our creative programme, workforce and audiences to ensure the quality and impact of our work. As part of this commitment, we particularly welcome applications for employment and volunteering from individuals currently under-represented in our organisation and the wider sector. This includes people from the Global Majority specifically the African diaspora; South, East, and South East Asian diaspora; the Middle East and North Africa; people with disabilities including neurodivergence; people from the LGBTQIA+ community; and those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. When submitting an Expression of Interest or applying for a role we ask you to confirm if you identify with one of these communities. Our recruitment process is designed to offer fair access to employment at the museum and uses all permissible measures outlined in the Equalities Act 2010 to increase the diversity of our workforce.

Creative opportunities

The Story Museum regularly collaborates with talented artists, designers, performers and curators to help bring stories to life.

  • If you are an artist looking to appear as part of The Story Museum’s programme, please contact our programming team.
  • If you are looking to use our spaces for a performance or rehearsals, please visit our Venue Hire section.
  • If you are looking for job opportunities, please scroll down.

Fundraising Officer

Salary: £25,000-£27,000 per annum
Contract: Full time, permanent contract
Hours: 37.5 hours per week. Evening and weekend work may be required, for which time off in lieu will be given

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our fundraising team.

The successful candidate will be a natural relationship builder who enjoys making the ask and is passionate about our aims and ambitions. The postholder will be responsible for an agreed portfolio of prospects - with support from the Senior Fundraiser – as well as working with museum colleagues to organise fundraising events and stewardship activity.

The Fundraising Officer will work closely with the Senior Fundraiser to deliver on bold but reachable targets for the Museum and must be prepared to act as an ambassador for the organisation - whether delivering tours to donors or picking up the phone to prospects. They will help maintain accurate donor records and reports, support the wider fundraising team in making timely prospect moves, and act as a point of contact for Corporate sponsors activating their member benefits.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to build on their fundraising experience with the opportunity to bring in gifts and grants across all income streams. With cumulative annual targets of £1m, this is an exciting time to join the Museum’s fundraising team.

Closing Date: 20 May, 10:00
First stage interviews: w/c 3 June
Second stage interviews: w/c 10 June

  • Fundraising Officer Job Description PDF (128.961 KB)
  • Fundraising Officer Person Specification PDF (52.641 KB)
  • Fundraising Officer Information Pack PDF (4.005 MB)
  • Personal Statement Fundraising Officer DOCX (62.488 KB)
  • Applicant monitoring form DOCX (61.401 KB)

Work Experience

We're always keen to hear from enthusiastic young people interested in getting involved with The Story Museum's work however due to the extremely high demand for work experience places we only offer placements through our strategic partnerships with selected schools. Some schools allow students to complete a week’s intensive volunteering during school holidays in lieu of work experience during specific weeks and we’re happy to support whenever possible.

Visit out volunteering page to find out more.