Paid Internship opportunity with Hay Castle

March 17, 2022

Paid Internship opportunity with Hay Castle

Hay Castle is opening as a venue for the arts, culture and learning on 1 May 2022. They have an opportunity for an intern to work full time over a period of six months (April to end of August) with funding available to them through the National Skills Sharing Partnership at The National Portrait Gallery.  This is a paid role at the National Living Wage, currently £9.50/hr.

The inaugural exhibition is Portraits of Writers, featuring 14 works from the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. Guest curated by Dylan Jones, former editor of UK GQ Magazine.

Hay Castle is working toward museum accreditation, and will have a collection that tells the story of Richard Booth, the self-proclaimed King of Hay and bookselling entrepreneur from the latter part of the 20th Century.

The opportunities available under this appointment of the role include:


  • Planning and installation of the exhibition
  • Planning and delivering creative workshops to members of the public (around the disciplines of printmaking and portraiture)
  • Invigilating the exhibition
  • Working with volunteers to ensure operations are running smoothly Assistance with designing the signage
  • Assistance with gathering visitor feedback for project evaluation


  • Setting up Richard Booth museum exhibit
  • Assistance fitting out and setting up the museum office and castle space

Training will be provided by the Volunteer Coordinator around; Health & Safety, Policies, Customer Services. Training will also be provided by the Activities & Learning Manager around; Delivering workshops and visitor experience, technical training in how to use the vintage letterpress and creative workshop facilities and training in marketing.

Please note that you will not be required to work in all of these areas but if you would like to explore or gain skills in these areas opportunities to do so are available.

If you’re interested in the opportunity, please email Kath Ayres ( to register your interest.

Please include a statement (400 – 700 words) outlining why you are interested in the internship role, what skills you could bring to the role, what you hope to learn and achieve and other relevant information. No formal qualifications or prior experience in the arts are required in order for you to be considered.

Thank you.