Museum Volunteer

1. Key Activities • The primary focus of the role is to ensure that each visitor is treated with excellent customer service and is given all the facts they need to know about the ship and collection. Interpretation volunteers are there to assist people during their visit; this could be general public, school groups, families and overseas visitors. Aside from historical information, volunteers man our handling tables, assist with way finding and general information giving, with regards to the museum.

• Other activities may include: o Interacting with school groups and inspiring pupils and teachers. o Ability to react to the museums needs and changing programme if necessary. o Orientating, supporting and managing groups of children in a busy museum setting. o Helping with events. o Conducting guided tours throughout the museum. o Assisting with activities during school holidays.

Skills

Able to work as part of a team

Friendly nature with a good sense of humour

Must be 16 years of age or older

Interest in the heritage sector

An organised and methodical approach to work

A genuine interest in the Mary Rose and its artefacts

Good English language skills

Willingness to learn


Details

  • No criminal record (DBS) check required
  • Suitable for 16 year olds
  • Will require references

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Afternoon No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Location

Mary Rose Museum
HM Naval Base
Portsmouth
PO1 3PY

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