Getting Involved



We rely on the support of an amazing group of volunteers who support the organisation in a variety of ways – working on the museum collection, helping with events, and running the heritage centre.

If you’re looking to…

  • meet new people and learn new skills
  • give something back to the town
  • gain confidence or simply just have fun

…then we would love to hear from you.

We’d also like to hear from people who may be interested in joining us as a trustee.


However much you’d like to get involved – in the first instance, please email Jacqueline at:



Wirksworth Heritage Centre has around 60 members who support the organisation. Our membership scheme is currently being reviewed, and more information will be available here soon.


Job Vacancies


Community Learning and Engagement Officer

The new Wirksworth Heritage Centre is seeking a part-time (0.5 FTE) Community Learning and Engagement Officer to co-ordinate and run our Activity Plan of events and our learning programme. The successful candidate will have experience of delivering learning in an educational setting, and of events and volunteer management.
If you are enthusiastic and hard-working, and want to help us make Wirksworth one of the top destinations in Derbyshire, we would like to hear from you.
Please note, this post is covering a member of staff who will be on maternity leave, and will terminate on the return of the existing postholder.  It is funded by the National Lottery heritage Fund.
Closing date for applications; Monday 8 July, 12 noon.  Further details and application form available from 


Writer in Residence

We have now recruited Helen Greetham, a writer/graphic novelist, who will produce a graphic novel or comic inspired by George Eliot’s Adam Bede and the novel’s links to Wirksworth.  This residency will run alongside a new exhibition about George Eliot as part of the bicentennial celebrations of the author’s birth.  The writer in residence is re-interpreting elements of Adam Bede in the form of a graphic novel or comic, inspired by some of the figures and places in Wirksworth, and we intend to publish a limited run of the final work and produce it as an ebook.
The writer will be running 2 family sessions during the residency. This will involve working with young people and encouraging their own creative responses to their town.  


Webster’s Cafe Staff

Would you like to join our team in Webster’s Café?   We’re looking for additional staff to help in our new catering operation. If you have cooking experience and are particularly interested in working weekends and evenings, please do ask for more details or email

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