Jobs & Volunteering

Employment Opportunities

Marketing Officer – Part Time, Paid (£17k pro rata)
Closing Date for Applications – 25 May (12 noon)

We are seeking an enthusiastic and organised individual to support the work of the Communications & Programme Manager at Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts. This role is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Marketing, PR or Communications Assistant to further their career, or for candidates at a similar level to develop their skills and experience working as part of a small, committed team. This is a part-time opportunity (2 days / 15 hours per week) based at Halsway Manor, occasional evening and weekend working may be required.

The successful candidate will have a background in multi-channel marketing, be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and have well-developed skills in social media. An interest in traditional arts and heritage is desirable but not essential.

Halsway Manor was established in 1965 as the National Centre for Folk Arts, creating opportunities for thousands of people to discover, explore and be inspired by the diverse traditions found across the UK and beyond. Halsway Manor is committed to excellence and opportunity for all with a broad programme of residential and non-residential activities that embrace enjoyment and learning for all ages, professional development, the creation of new work and the stewardship of our heritage.

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Contact: Rachel Hill,

Volunteering Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers. Currently we have excellent volunteers who run our shop, the library, the 200 Club, help with gardening and many other practical tasks that make an important contribution to maintaining the Manor.

Library volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to work alongside our new Library and Archives Project Manager to investigate the resources of Halsway Manor and refocus the library so it can engage new audiences. If you are interested in being involved with our library please email Matt Rose –

Garden Volunteers
Guests to Halsway are encouraged to help with the flower beds if they wish to and, if you live locally, you might like to volunteer on a more regular basis too. Currently all the flower beds are maintained by volunteers so there is a ‘Garden Log Book’ available at reception which sets out safety aspects and contains a job list for visitors.We also hold regular gardening days – come and join us! Bring your gardening gloves and a packed-lunch, hot drinks will be provided. Contact the office to be put in touch with the Garden Volunteer Coordinator: / 01984 618274 ext 1