Trustees, Braintree District Museum Trust

Are you interested in promoting and developing the heritage of Braintree District, north Essex through the work of Braintree Museum and the nationally important Warner Textile Archive? If so Braintree District Museum Trust needs you, particularly to help with building management, catering, collections, digital, education or fundraising.

We are keen for our Trustees to provide a diverse community voice, encouragement, strategic direction and specialist support. The Trust aims to collect and promote the heritage of Braintree District and establish the Warner Textile Archive as an international design and manufacturing resource. Throughout the year we care and research the collections, provide education for all ages, varied events including the annual Braintree Textile Fair, exhibitions and commercial services from our extensive textile designs all supported by a committed team of staff and volunteers.

Trust meetings are currently held remotely by ZOOM at 7.30pm on the last Wednesday of the month with intermediate staff briefings quarterly by mutual arrangement.

Please contact Robert  on 0797 099 3705 or at for how the Trust can support you to join the team.


Education Freelancers

The Trust is looking to grow its team of dedicated Education Freelancers to help deliver our popular and ever-expanding education programme to schools, colleges and higher education institutions.

Our education programme consists of a wide-range of interactive workshops including; costumed roleplay sessions, object handling, store tours, talks and gallery visits. These are run either as an on-site visit, outreach or virtually.

For more information about the role, please see the job description here.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Laura Worthington (Education Officer) at Both documents should explain concisely any relevant experience and why you are suitable candidate for the role.

If you would like any additional information about the role or wish to have an informal discussion, please contact Laura using the contact details above.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday 12th October.

Volunteering Opportunities

We always welcome new volunteers!

Volunteers offer a valuable contribution to the work and activities for Braintree District Museum Trust at Braintree Museum and the Warner Textile Archive.

Please click on the roles below to find out more

Front of House Volunteers

Gardening Volunteers

Events Volunteers

Collections Volunteers

Exhibitions Volunteers

Families and Education Volunteers

Group Visits Volunteers

For further information or to express an interest please contact

Freelance Educators

We are always interested to hear from people with an interest in joining our freelance education team. For an informal discussion about opportunities with our education department please call Laura on 01376 328868 extension 14 or email


Work Experience

We currently do not have any opportunities for work experience at the Warner Textile Archive.

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