The Museums Computer Group (MCG) has been running events about museums and technology, such as UK Museums and the Web (UKMW), for a couple of decades. The sector changes constantly, and we want to reach new audiences and share the messages from our 2016 ‘Museums+Tech’ conference. To help us achieve this we have a small number of volunteer positions available.

In return for your assistance, you will be provided with free entry to Museum+Tech 2016 and an additional £150 to cover travel and other expenses – plus it looks great on the CV!

Through these volunteer positions we hope to specifically support individuals  who may otherwise be unable to attend. In particular, we would greatly welcome applications from unwaged/low-waged individuals, those in small museums, early career professionals and students.

Apply by completing the short application form by 9th September:

We are interested in hearing how you can help us reach new audiences and help everyone learn from our speakers. You can be as creative or as traditional as you like, as we hope to reach as broad an audience as possible. In the past we have had volunteers use social media and blogs,  submit reports to specialist publications and share information with colleagues. In addition, if you can contribute skills such as photography, social media, or anything else you think would be relevant on the day, then please let us know in the application.

We will respond to successful applicants by 16th September.

If you have any questions about volunteering please email Brian (

The full programme for Museum+Tech2016 is available at

For a sense of what to expect, reports from two volunteers at our Spring Event are on our website: ‘Life with Digital Projects’ Spring Event– Bursary recipient, Maribel Hidalgo Urbaneja, shares her experience; Nicole Friedman, a bursary recipient from our ‘Life with Digital Projects’ event, shares her experience of the day.

Earlier reports include Engaging Digital Audiences in Museums and the Post-Digital Era.