RAF Museum Volunteering

London site

Available opportunities

Film Maker

Film maker


Get creative with filming and film editing for the RAF Museum’s YouTube project, and help tell the story of the RAF.


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What is a Film Maker?

The Communications Department is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer who will help with the creation of videos for our YouTube channel. This work will take place at either our London or our Midlands site.


What will I be doing?


  • Filming Museum presenter
  • Creating an original and captivating storyboard
  • Film editing


This role is perfect for you if you…

  • Can form and express ideas to create visually appealing videos
  • Have a creative mindset
  • Possess an eye for detail
  • Have basic technical skills with a willingness to improve
  • Are easy going and reliable
  • Have an interest in the history of aviation
  • Filming and video editing experience is a plus, but not a requirement


How much time would I need to commit?

This will be a project-based volunteering role. Filming will be a single day after Museum hours, between 4pm and 7pm. Video editing can be done at a time and pace mutually agreed, with maximum flexibility offered to the volunteer. Each video project should take no more than 40 hours, excluding training.


What’s in it for me?

  • Training in handling a camera and video editing
  • Opportunity to project your creative vision and further develop your skills
  • Hands-on experience within a heritage setting
  • 20% staff discount in gift shop and café
  • Travel and food expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day, in line with our policy


How accessible is this role?

A certain level of fitness is required for the filming as it will require standing for three hours and holding a handheld camera. For the video editing role, there are no accessibility requirements. Also, the flexibility in hours will allow this role to be suited for those who have time limitations.


How can I get involved?

Apply online here, or contact volunteering@rafmuseum.org for more information.


What happens next?

Applicants will be contacted via telephone call to explore their experience and skills. If selected, the volunteer will be asked a preference for filming and/or video editing. The next step is a face-to-face meeting at the Museum where we will discuss and agree upon a mutual project.


We will provide full training to handle the Museum camera, as well as invite you for Lightworks video editing learning sessions. However, if you prefer, you can use your own equipment and video editing software. As you grow more proficient, you will be invited to expand your range of projects, project your creative vision, and further develop your skills.


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