Volunteer programme at The Holburne Museum helps fine art graduate find a permanent job

Oliver Adams Holburne Volunteer
Oliver Adams Holburne Volunteer

Fine art graduate Oliver Adams has found a permanent job at a Bath gallery after completing volunteer work at The Holburne Museum.

The Holburne Museum runs a volunteer programme which offers the opportunity to gain valuable experience in museum work.

A short while ago, Bridget Sterling, gallery director at Bath Contemporary, approached The Holburne to find a full-time assistant.

Spencer Hancock, services and volunteer coordinator at the museum was able to help by putting together a shortlist of proposed candidates.

Mentoring each candidate through the whole process, Mr Hancock helped them with their CV and covering letter and discussed interview techniques.

Mr Adams has an MA in fine art from Bournemouth University. He was one of the first volunteers to take part in The Holburne’s work placement module, before being offered work as a freelance duty manager for the museum.

Mr Hancock said: “We are so pleased for Oliver and we know that he will make so much of his position at Bath Contemporary.

“There was really stiff competition amongst those we put forward but it was his commitment and passion for the arts that really shone through to secure this position.”

Bath Contemporary already work with Bath Spa University’s fine art students as part of their professional practice module.

The Holburne Museum’s volunteer programme constantly needs new members and is open to all ages and abilities.

For more information call the museum on (01225) 388569