The Florence Nightingale Museum are looking for a group of volunteers to take part in a Heritage Lottery funded project that will run alongside our upcoming exhibition ‘Spanish Flu’ which marks the centenary of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. The volunteers will research the lives of nurses working during the pandemic, and work together to produce a booklet telling some of the stories they have uncovered, which will be made available to visitors to the exhibition.
There will also be the opportunity to assist with the creation of oral history video content and to develop and deliver a guided tour of the exhibition for visitors.
There will be an initial taster session in late July, and a week of sessions during August. There is flexibility in how many of these volunteers need to attend depending on individual interests, however to take part in this project you must be available for guided tour training on 6th September 2018. Please see job description for further details.
To apply please send your CV and a covering letter detailing why you are interested in taking part in this project to Holly Carter-Chappell email@example.com
Deadline for applications is 5pm on 16th July 2018
1 or 2 4-hour shifts per week (min 3 months)
These are unpaid roles based at the Florence Nightingale Museum (travel Zone 1) but you should also be willing to work as required at outreach events across Lambeth borough. A regular pattern of working days is preferred with some degree of flexibility negotiable. It is preferred to work in a morning (09.00-13.00) or evening (13.00-17.00) shift. All volunteers are expected to undertake some basic object handling and public speaking training in week 1 and attend further training facilitated by the museum if required.
- Assist the Visitor Experience team by facilitating short 5 min introduction tours to visitors
- Facilitate object handling sessions with visitors (training will be provided by the museum)
- Assist the learning team in setting up and clearing away school sessions.
- Help the actor interpreter with greeting school groups and crowd control in the Gallery
- Support the learning team with the facilitation of holiday activities for families
- Meet and greet visitors
- Help the museum gain an insight of its audience by encouraging visitors to take part in visitor surveys
- Assist the retail team in promoting the museum guide book to visitors
- Occasionally usher at evening events and represent the museum at outreach events off-site
- Carrying out other visitor engagement activities as required on the day (training or briefing will be provided where necessary)
Applications are invited from anyone aged 18 or over who has a serious interest in supporting the Florence Nightingale Museum. You should be able to demonstrate an interest in museums. Your application should make clear why you are interested in volunteering at the Florence Nightingale Museum, what you feel you can bring to it and what you hope to learn from it.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Florence Nightingale Museum. Please remember to send your CV with your application form to Kristin Buhnemann at firstname.lastname@example.org
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