This role helps to prepare for school visits by sometimes talking to the school to find out exactly what they need and then helping to organise the education materials and the event itself.
When the children come to the site, we work with their teachers to supervise and lead the children and adults through activities by acting as a guide or providing extra support with games and other activities.
Some schools go on the trip boat and you could be asked to help to crew the boat and deliver commentary aboard the trip boat. It's not as difficult as it seems and we will provide full training and support until you feel you are fully confident. The museum will provide training, refreshments and your lunch.
When you are comfortable with the role you could help to produce and deliver talks to outside organisations including Outreach programmes and attend events to represent the museum. Volunteers must be willing to talk to people and engage with visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Be willing to commit a regular amount of time to the task and be flexible in time-keeping and time commitment, sometimes including bank holiday.
Being a good communicator with broad range of people, personable and pleasant to visitors are the sort of qualities needed. You must be willing to work as part of a team, the opportunities will help you learn new skills and techniques and you will need to adopt any safety and other procedures required by the museum.
Applicants will be required to fill in an application form with References. There will be an informal Interview and a Trial Period for the successful applicant. We are looking for Volunteers AM or PM and all applicants will undergo a DBS check. Applicants must be 18+