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Offered by:
Nottingham Industrial Museum
Location(s): Wollaton West
Address where volunteering takes place: The Courtyard Wollaton Hall and Deer Park Nottingham NG8 2AE  

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Purpose of Role:

As part of the Museum’s Events Team, you will take an active role in the creative planning and set up of special events, displays, demonstrations, exhibitions and handling sessions etc.

Role Description:

The role will be varied, ranging from hanging Christmas decorations to preparing the Museum for private VIP events, to organising and running children's craft activities. Depending on the nature of the event, your role may be purely behind the scenes; in other cases, you will be public-facing and will need to enthusiastically engage with the public or VIP visitors.

We are looking for a commitment of at least one full day or two half-days per month depending on the event taking place.

You may be asked to volunteer outside of the core opening hours, such as evenings and during the week.

The role will suit people who are enthusiastic, reliable and trustworthy and have very good communication skills. Ideally, you will enjoy working as a team and be keen to learn and gain experience. You should be able to work both with and without supervision when required, and whilst you must feel comfortable working with children, you will not be left to supervise them alone.

All volunteers must be willing to abide by our volunteer agreement and adults will be required to have a clear enhanced DBS check. No qualifications are required as training will be given.

For this role, you will need to volunteer at the museum on a Saturday or Sunday (plus Bank Holidays if required).

As Nottingham Industrial Museum works to deliver its strategic aim of creating exciting and relevant experiences that move, teach and inspire our increasingly diverse audience, we are organising ourselves to be more effective; any time you can spare will be gratefully received.

You will be required to help set the activity up, make sure it is stocked throughout the day and to help clear it down afterwards.

What's in it for you?

* Gaining experience by being involved with families and young people
* Assisting museum audiences to engage with museum collections through a variety of activities and learning new skills by doing this
* Utilising your own interests and talents in a museum setting
* Gaining experience in developing activities for family audiences using your creativity
* Meeting people from all walks of life and making new friends
* Sharing your skills and knowledge
* Gaining valuable personal development
* Becoming part of a friendly team
* Strengthening your CV

Skills and Qualifications:

We are looking to recruit a team of bright and enthusiastic volunteers to engage with our youngest visitors and their families through hands-on craft activities, messy play, Lego building, educational trails and object handling sessions.

When required:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this opportunity.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? Yes
Age Restrictions:

You must be over 15 years old to volunteer.

Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
Disability restrictions:

This opportunity may be accessible for disabled volunteers. please talk to us about your acess needs.

How long before volunteer can expect a response?
How long to complete training and recruitment?
Volunteer Expenses offered? No
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required? Yes

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