Opportunities

Careers

Employment policy

The museum adopts meritocracy and excellence as the basis of its employment policy. It is intent on implementing its policy followed since its establishment to provide equal employment opportunities for all job applicants through selection criteria based on the qualifications, merit, experience, abilities of the candidate, and their overall compatibility with the qualifications and skills required for the position.

We welcome job applications and always strive to respond to your inquiries. 

Be part of the team

Title: Security Guard
Department: Facilities Unit
Contract: Fixed-term, 6 months-long contract 
Under the supervision of Facilities Unit Manager
Scope of work: Security 

 

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Job title: The Palestinian Museum Director

Location: the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit

Reports to: the Museum’s Board of Directors, represented by its Chair.

Deadline: August 20, 2023

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Volunteer with the Palestinian Musuem

Volunteers offer vital support to the work of the Palestinian Museum in many different ways.
Volunteering with us means giving your time and energy; it also means acquiring new skills during the learning/training process and being open to museum-based work and all that entails. As a result, engaged volunteers are given the opportunity to develop specialised capabilities they can continue to build on in their careers.

Volunteering opportunities

Department teams interested in recruiting volunteers will directly contact and interview applicant volunteers.
Please note, and accept our apologies in advance, that not all qualified volunteer applicants may be offered opportunities due to limited positions. The Museum is not liable in this matter.
We request that you review the following volunteer opportunities to understand the requirements of each department and decide which opportunities best intersect with your interests and qualifications.
We also request that you indicate in the application form a maximum of two programmes or departments for which you prefer to volunteer.

Volunteering fields

Exhibition tours
Exhibition tours

Volunteers serve as tour guides inside the Museum’s exhibition halls for different age groups, whether in Arabic, English or sign language.

Applicants should be able to volunteer for half days (three hours) a day on one or more days a week.

Family programme
Family programme

A Family Programme Volunteer should be friendly and patient, as their responsibilities will include helping welcome families to family days and art workshops, supporting the Education and Public Programme staff, and facilitating family activities.

Applicants should be able to volunteer at least twice a month.

School visits
School visits

Under the School Visits Programme, volunteers assist in arranging school visits to the Museum and implementing educational activities with the students. Their responsibilities include answering inquiries from students and their teachers and providing guidance to school groups.

Applicants should be able to volunteer three full days a week.

The Gardens tours
The Gardens tours

Volunteers for the Palestinian Museum gardens tours should have a passion for the Palestinian environment, as their role is to give interactive tours of the diverse flora to be found in the gardens.

Applicants should be able to volunteer two full days a week.

Photography
Photography

Volunteers who are experienced with photography will be given the opportunity to photograph various events and activities. These photographs will be used on the Palestinian Museum’s website and social media platforms. All will be credited to the photographer whose name will be included below each photograph. The Palestinian Museum media team will provide the necessary equipment and supervision. The volunteer photographer must be able to be present at the times and dates of scheduled major events, which change monthly per the Museum programmes.

Filmmaking
Filmmaking

Experienced volunteers are offered a unique opportunity in the field of videography to work on editing the visual content of films and videos produced by the Museum. They will provide necessary support during the filming process, source photos and images, and support designers, creators, and film producers as needed.

Reception
Reception

Reception volunteers interact directly with the Palestinian Museum’s visitors by welcoming them, giving time, attention, and directions, helping explain the Museum’s exhibitions and programmes, and directing them to the nearest staff member as needed. Reception Volunteers’ responsibilities include providing the necessary support during various periodic activities, organising the Museum’s ingoing and outgoing calls, and maintaining the reception area throughout the day to welcome the public, whether in terms of lighting, availability of publications, and more.

Media
Media

Media Volunteers assist in many tasks, such as collecting media clippings, combining media coverage items, updating contact lists, supporting the local promotion of our activities, periodically updating the Museum’s website, uploading content when needed, and preparing posts and short videos to be released on our social media platforms.

English copy editing
English copy editing

The Publications Unit welcomes volunteers to assist with copywriting, translating, editing, and proofreading works, with a focus on translation from Arabic to English. These works encompass all of the Museum’s outputs, including but not limited to social media posts, exhibition catalogues, transcripts, press releases, and many more. Volunteers should have a high degree of proficiency in both Arabic and English and native-level or bilingual working proficiency in English for volunteers looking to translate into English.

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