Head of Public Engagement

This is a new and exciting post for the River & Rowing Museum. We’re looking for a self-starter with energy and imagination, who can think creatively and act boldly, and with demonstrable commercial acumen. You must have a proven track record of developing and delivering a highly successful public programme in a museum / heritage setting / visitor attraction / venue with commercial and visitor engagement objectives, and be passionate about engaging visitors of all ages and abilities. You will also contribute to the strategic development of the organisation as a member of the Leadership Team, and be key to the Museum’s ambition to achieve a balanced budget by 2024.

Click here to download the Job Pack Head of Public Engagement Jan 2021

Click here to download the RRM-Application-Form-2021.

Volunteering at the River & Rowing Museum

Volunteers enrich the work of the River & Rowing Museum by contributing their skills and time to our diverse programme of exhibitions, events, and a nationally important permanent collection.

Volunteering with us provides an engaging and enriching experience with opportunities to build transferable skills and gain valuable experience within the culture and heritage sector whilst supported by a friendly team.

There are a number of exciting volunteering opportunities available at the Museum: 

‘Elmer and Friends’ Volunteer Gallery Assistant

Can you help us to bring the colourful world of ‘Elmer and Friends’ to life? We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our family friendly exhibition. Become an ‘Elmer and Friends’ Volunteer Gallery Assistant. No previous experience required.

Click here to download the Elmer and Friends Gallery Assistant Role Description final

Visitor Welcome Volunteer

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support an experienced Front of House team in providing a warm and friendly welcome to our visitors, enabling them to feel safe and confident whilst having a fantastic museum experience.

Click here to download the RRM Visitor Welcome Volunteer Role Description 2020

Grounds Maintenance Volunteer

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us maintain the Museum grounds to ensure they are accessible, enjoyable areas for our visitors and encourage nature to thrive. Can you help us?

Click here to download the Grounds Maintenance Volunteer Role Description

Museum Maintenance Volunteer

Do you have an eye for detail and enjoy a challenge? We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support us with light building maintenance and technical support for our exhibits. Can you help us?

Click here to download the Museum Maintenance Volunteer Role Description – River & Rowing Museum

Maintenance, Curatorial and Education: if you are interested in volunteering with our maintenance, curatorial or education departments, please get in touch so we can keep you updated as opportunities arise. How to get involved:

We don’t require previous experience of working within museums and welcome people of all abilities.

Volunteers are eligible for:
• Free admission to the Museum
• 10% discount on admission for up to two friends or family
• 10% discount on children’s workshops and adult lectures
• 10% discount in the Museum shop and café
• Biannual social events
• Invitation to Private Views
• Quarterly Volunteer Newsletter

How to get involved:
Please complete the Volunteer Enquiry Form and email it to Juliet Harris, Volunteer Coordinator at or send it to Volunteering, The River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 1BF.

If you have any questions regarding volunteering with use please email or call 01491 415 600.

Click here to download the Volunteer Enquiry Form.