Jobs & Volunteering

Any paid, voluntary or educational opportunities with us will be listed here. Please download the information for the job you’re interested in and apply by sending a covering letter along with your CV, making sure you carefully address all areas of the person specification.  Please send your application by e-mail to We receive a large amount of applicants for our vacancies. If we have not contacted you within 3 weeks of the closing date of the role applied for please assume that you were unsuccessful on this occasion.

Paid Opportunities

Unlocking the Hidden History of Women’s Football – Academic Lead
Deadline for applications extended to 8 September 2017

The National Football Museum has secured funding from the Arts Council Designation Development Fund to catalogue, research and interpret the Museum’s women’s football collection and make it accessible through display, learning resources and publications. The National Football Museum would like to work in partnership with an academic lead to deliver the research and academic objectives of the project and develop links with community partners.

The responsibilities of the Academic Lead for this project will be to organise and deliver a cross-sector academic conference to explore women in football, hosted at the museum in March 2018.

For further details including budget and how to apply (deadline extended until 8 September 2017) please download Academic lead brief August 2017 – Deadline 8 September.


Volunteer Opportunities

Family Engagement Volunteers

If you’re looking for a fun educational experience for you and your family, then why not join our family volunteer programme and find out what it’s like to work at the world’s biggest and best football museum! Family Engagement Volunteers

Visitor Engagement Volunteer

Would you like to be a volunteer with our Front of House team? Can you commit to at least two days a month?  See below for more information: NFM Visitor Engagement Volunteer Role Description (002)

Education Practitioner Volunteer

Could you help deliver our excellent schools programme? See the following link for more information: NFM Volunteer Education Practitioner Role Description

Adult Learning Volunteer

The museum is currently looking to develop a pool of education facilitators to help deliver the learning team’s schools programme. Find out more about the opportunity here: NFM Adult Learning Volunteer Role Description

Adult Learning Volunteer – Women’s Football

Passionate about the women’s game? We’re looking for a volunteer to help deliver our workshop on the social history of women’s football. Find out more here: NFM Adult Learning Volunteer – Women’s Football Role Description

Football Story Box Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help us deliver our story box project workshops to help those living with dementia. Find out more here: NFM Football Memories Volunteer – Role Description

Digital Placements

The National Football Museum is now offering one-to-one digital skills and multimedia placements for free to Manchester residents.

Suitable for learners who wish to gain some confidence in digital media, these placements explore the creation of web videos from planning to post production. Learners will have the chance to plan and pitch their own videos, and then shoot them using quality production equipment under the guidance of the team’s Digital Coordinator.

Participants will then learn and develop fundamental skills in professional creative software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition and Adobe Premiere Pro to create highly polished multimedia suitable for the demands of an online audience. The ideal learner for this placement does not need to have any experience with any of these elements.

They will learn valuable creative skills and leave their placement feeling more confident with digital media. The learners will have the chance to develop and demonstrate transferable problem solving, planning, and team working skills in a creative and interactive learning environment.

Additionally, this is a great chance for learners to network with museum staff and learn about the routines and processes which bring our amazing football collection to life.

This placement lasts for 10 hours in total, and is usually offered on a Monday-Friday basis over week. The museum will consider rescheduling requests to suit learners. For more information, please contact our Digital Coordinator, David Mansell, on