The Royal School of Needlework is a place of learning and creativity. We’re extremely proud of the work we produce and the level of tutoring we provide. We’re a small team doing great things! We always welcome volunteer applications and potential new Tutors. We also have permanent roles available and they’ll be listed here when we do.

Current Vacancies

Job Vacancies

Chief Executive

Following 150 years of remarkable history, the Royal School of Needlework is now seeking a new Chief Executive to lead the exciting next chapter of refresh and renewal, helping us to deliver on our mission to preserve the heritage and lead the development of hand embroidery, enriching lives by inspiring, teaching and innovating to provide the widest access to our knowledge and skills.

Full details of this opportunity can be found via our executive search partners, Peridot, at the following Chief Executive | Royal School of Needlework via Peridot Partners

Become a Tutor

All of the tutors at the Royal School of Needlework have been trained here at the RSN to our high technical standard. You can become an RSN Tutor by joining our three year, full time Professional Embroidery Tutor Programme.

See the full Professional Embroidery Tutor Programme course details here.


We need enthusiastic, skills-based regular volunteers to help with certain aspects of our work.  If you would like to join the RSN volunteer team we can give job-specific training, but we are primarily looking for individuals with the following skills:

  • Computer-literacy for data entry work and website updates
  • Administration skills and help with mailings
  • Retail, customer service and e-commerce experience
  • Tour leaders with experience of public speaking
  • Collection cataloguing and help with archiving materials
  • Library cataloguing and administration

To apply to volunteer at the RSN, please email your CV and Cover Letter to:
[email protected]