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Faculty of Classics


Important Information

Applications are welcomed from students aged 16+ at school or university.

Expressions of Interest are now closed.

Please note: We regret that we are unable to provide placements during designated school work experience weeks, which fall within term-time.

This role does not include any out-of-pocket expenses and we are unable to provide accommodation.


Important Documents

Work Experience Role Description (PDF)

Work Experience Expression of Interest Form (PDF)

Work Experience Expression of Interest Form (Word)


About this Role

Further information is available in the more detailed Work Experience Role Description. Please read this carefully.

Informal enquiries should be directed to our Education and Outreach Coordinator:

Willliam Jefferies
Tel.  01223 767044


What this role will entail:

One week will be spent supporting the work of the Museum of Classical Archaeology; the second week will be spent supporting the work of the Classical Faculty Library.


Why the Museum of Classical Archaeology and Classical Faculty Library need this role:

This placement is open to those of all backgrounds and experiences, especially those interested in working in the museum and library sectors. The Volunteer will be asked to assist with administrative tasks to support the work of the Curator, the Museum Education and Outreach Coordinator, the Museum Attendant and the Librarian. They will also be asked to perform front of house duties and to support learning activities. 


Potential time commitment:

The agreed time period for a volunteer placement is two weeks. A normal day will be 10am-4pm. Placements will take place during the school summer holidays Monday-Friday (1st August until 30th August 2024). Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate placements in designated school work experience weeks, which fall within term-time.


How to Apply

Please download the extended Work Experience Role Description and then complete and submit a Work Experience Expression of Interest Form.

You will need to include the names and contact details of two referrees. We recommend you ask them before you submit your form.


Completed Expression of Interest Forms can be posted or emailed to:

William Jefferies
Museum of Classical Archaeology
Sidgwick Avenue



What happens next

Unfortunately, work experience placements are limited. If you have been successful, we will be in touch to offer you a placement and to ask you to confirm your acceptance. If you have been unsuccessful, we will email you to let you know by mid-June 2024. Please note that we will not be reviewing applications until after the closing date. 


Every cast tells two stories.
One ancient. One modern.

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Special Saturday Opening

The Museum will be open on 2-4pm Saturday 22 June to host We Refugees: A trail on seeking refuge in the Ancient World as part of Cambridge Refugee Arts Festival.


Lift out of order

Our lift is currently out of order which means we are not able to provide step-free access at present.


Opening hours

Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat (univ. term-time only): 10am-1pm
Sun and Monday: Closed

Closed on Bank Holidays


Saturday Opening

Please note: We are open on Saturdays only during University of Cambridge term time.

We are currently closed on Saturdays until Saturday 12 October.


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Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue

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