HCA vacancies

Opportunities to work with the Heritage Crafts Association (HCA)

The HCA is the advocacy charity for traditional heritage crafts. In just over five years it has made significant achievements in the recognition and celebration of traditional crafts, from hand-spinning and green woodworking to cutlery and shoemaking. We usually have a range of opportunities to join us as volunteers. We advertise Trustee vacancies, internships and salaried posts here, when available.


Current freelance tenders:

Project Manager – Gilding DVD project – fixed fee of £2,000 for completion by October 2018
With the generous assistance of The Goldsmiths’ Company, and in association with the National Maritime Museum’s ‘Gilding the Gingerbread’ project, the HCA wish to contract a freelance project manager to oversee the creation of a documentary film about gilding, a craft categorised as endangered by The Red List of Endangered Crafts. The film will feature a master gilder training one or more ‘apprentices’, who will ideally have some existing knowledge of the craft, in a practical workshop setting. The second phase of the project will involve delivering a learning programme of courses and/or workshops to further disseminate the skills transmitted in the film.
Click here to download the brief and application instructions
Deadline: Wednesday 20 June 2018, 5pm


Current staff vacancies:

Endangered Crafts Officer – 22.5 hours per week,  £23,000 pro rata
In 2017 we published the HCA Red List of Endangered Crafts, the first report of its kind to assess the vitality of traditional heritage crafts in the UK and identify those craft skills most at risk of disappearing. The new Endangered Crafts Officer will be tasked with identifying and responding to the issues affecting the viability of the endangered and critically endangered crafts featured in the Red List and make key interventions in order to help safeguard the future of those crafts, downgrading their level of endangerment and ensuring their ongoing viability.
Deadline: NOW CLOSED

Administrator – 15 hours per week, £18,000 pro rata
The Administrator will provide administrative support to the HCA and its Trustees. Responsibilities will include being the first point of contact for enquiries, arranging and taking minutes at board meetings, helping to organise events, including our annual conference, and assisting with social media.
Deadline: NOW CLOSED


Current trustee vacancies:

Our Treasurer David Sogan is covering this role on an interim basis, so we are now seeking a new Treasurer. If you would like to express an interest or want further information do drop our Administrator an email.


Current volunteer vacancies:

Could you help us – we need:

  • Experienced fundraisers
  • PR professionals
  • Social media volunteers

To volunteer with the Heritage Crafts Association, please contact the Administrator at info@heritagecrafts.org.uk.


The Heritage Crafts Association is an equal opportunities organisation and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds.