Maldon's No.1 attraction

Museum Maintenance Volunteer

Unpaid role, Voluntary, Flexible Hours 1 day or 2 x 4 hour shifts per week


Volunteers provide a vital service to help maintain the museum and outside spaces for the benefit of those who visit our nationally important collection. We now need a Maintenance Volunteer to help us keep our outside spaces smart, and to work with us to create a ‘Dig for Victory’ themed garden space for school and family visitors to enjoy.

About CMSM

The CMSM is a journey through British military history beginning on the brutal medieval battlefields, through the Crimean & Napoleonic Wars and, WWI & WWII to current day conflicts. We look at the secretive worlds of Spies, their gadgets, weapons and disguises, Special Forces, the Special Operations Executive and their daring operations behind enemy lines. We hold stunning displays of combat uniforms; one of Europe’s largest public display of firearms, medical equipment used on battlefields as well as medals, swords, armour, missiles and three pieces of field artillery on outdoor display.

About the volunteering role

This role will be based mostly, but not always, outdoors, working around the site keeping it tidy, clear of rubbish and weeds and helping to maintain the exhibits.  We are keen to create a ‘Dig for Victory’ vegetable raised bed which will need ongoing maintenance so green fingers would be a bonus and vegetables grown will be available to volunteers as the seasons allow.

What activities would you be involved in? 

Working as part of our team of volunteers, and reporting to the curator,  the maintenance role would focus on various tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Helping develop the new ‘Dig for Victory’ themed raised beds.
  • Minor maintenance jobs
  • Assisting with moving and cleaning exhibits
  • Using small gardening tools
  • Ongoing tasks such as pruning, sweeping, weeding and planting
  • Supporting any other general maintenance tasks as required

What skills will I need?

  • A warm and friendly disposition
  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to work safely and maintain a safe working environment
  • Interest or experience in gardening/DIY/maintenance related tasks
  • An interest in military or home-front history is desirable but not essential

Training provided

  • Full induction
  • Health and safety training
  • Support and guidance from the team

Benefit of volunteering

  • Become part of the museum team
  • Free on-site parking
  • Meet new people
  • Personal satisfaction of giving back to the community
  • Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience
  • Have fun!

How to apply

You will be asked to complete an application form and details of two references will be required for this role. Due to the nature of the collection additional security checks may be carried out.

Please contact to ask for an application form.

This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or constitute an employment contract.