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We have a varied range of roles available at the attractions

Most involve helping us to offer additional visitor facing services such as running handling collections, offering guiding services or helping us to offer family activities and information stands at events such as the annual Viking Festival.

We also have a Costume Group who help behind the scenes to create a range of historical costumes.

The full range of attraction based roles our volunteers currently undertake are listed below. These are not all available at every intake so take a look during each intake period to see which roles we have available to apply for. If you would like information on any of these roles outside of an intake please feel free to email us on volunteer@yorkat.co.uk.

JORVIK Handling Collection Guides 

Barley Hall Room Guides

DIG Interpretation Assistants 

Richard III and Henry VIII Room Guides

Costume Assistants

Roles Available:

JORVIK Collections Guides have formed a vital part of the JORVIK experience since it re-opened on 8th April 2017. Join us for the opportunity to be a part of the team and gain experience of how we offer engagement with the rich archaeology of the JORVIK site.

JORVIK Summer Collections Guides undertake the same role as our JORVIK Collections Guides. It is an ideal role to undertake if you would like to gain experience and add to our visitor offer over our busy summer period.

Barley Hall Room Guides get involved by assisting visitors to find out about the fascinating history of the Hall. Room Guides interpret and explain the objects, history and exhibitions in the Hall and form an important, personal link for visitors to this medieval townhouse.

DIG Interpretation Assistants volunteer at DIG to get involved with our school and group tours which bring to life the world of archaeology. Volunteering alongside our friendly staff they help to offer increased one-to-one interaction with visiting groups as they explore the world of an archaeologist.

DIG Summer Interpretation Assistants volunteer at DIG to get involved during our busy summer period to offer increased engagement in our exhibition area by offering Room Guiding services and helping to run our tactile table.

Costume Assistants get involved to help us make and maintain historical costumes for use by our volunteers, staff and visiting schools. We are looking for someone to help us create larger items of clothing such as dresses and who is confident creating items from patterns.

Richard III & Henry VII Room Guides get involved to help us tell the story of the turbulent Wars of the Roses years by offering Room Guiding at our medieval Bar Walls attractions.

Richard III & Henry VII Room Guides (Temporary Summer Role) get involved to help us tell the story of the turbulent Wars of the Roses years by offering Room Guiding and event activities over our busy summer period.


An application form to apply for any of these roles is available to download below. If you would like a paper copy of this sent to you please do not hesitate to contact us.