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We are actively looking for new volunteers. Currently, we need volunteers to help with the roles below. Hours are very flexible, from as little as a couple of hours a month to a day (or more) a week. If you can’t commit to regular times, but want to be involved in specific projects or even work on things at home, there are openings.

If you are interested, please contact the Curator on 01684 292901 or by email at info@tewkesburymuseum.org .

Stewards (Front of House Staff):

Stewards act as the ‘public face’ of the Museum welcoming visitors and helping them to get as much out of their visit as possible.

This role would suit people who have an interest in local history and the local community and like meeting new people. No prior experience is necessary. Induction and training sessions are provided.

In the summer (March to September inclusive) the museum is open from 11:00am to 4:00pm, 7 days a week.

In the winter (October to February) the museum is open from 11:00am to 3:00pm, Saturday, Sunday & Monday only.

The role includes:

  • Welcoming visitors to the Museum
  • Introducing visitors to the Museum’s permanent and special exhibitions
  • Assisting visitors with their enquiries
  • Selling merchandise from the Museum’s reception area.
  • Depending on which day and which shift you volunteer for, being responsible for opening up or closing the Museum building

Archivists/Cataloguers:

Helping to maintain the museum’s stores and collection, as well as the associated paperwork and computer inputting. Familiarity with computers is a necessity.

Fundraisers:

The museum are looking for volunteers to help apply for relevant grants. This role requires you to be comfortable completing paper­work, as well as liaising with the trustees and curator.

Researchers:

Are you interested in local history? If so, we are looking for people willing to carry out research with the varied resources available at the museum.

Museum Development Officer:

We are looking for someone familiar with the education system who can help organize events

Handymen:

The museum is looking for people who are able to help maintain the indoor areas of the museum. This would include some DIY, painting and basic repairs to help keep the museum in good repair.

Seamstresses:

We are looking for people able to maintain our stock of costumes (display, try-on and hire) as well as produce new ones. We also need someone to co-ordinate our costume hire service.

Re-enactors:

We are looking for friendly people willing to attend event days and school visits in relevant costume and interact with the public.

Trustees:

We have a vacancy for a Trustee with a financial or fundraising background, to take responsibility for the financial management of the Museum and to lead on fundraising.

An interest in local history is very desirable. We can help with induction into the world of museums and heritage!

We have a volunteer (qualified) book keeper, who maintains the accounts at present and will support you in the role, but what we need is:

  • Financial planning, budgeting and strategy support.
  • Someone to lead on fundraising, and particularly identifying and completing suitable grant applications.

The formal part of the role needs attendance at one evening Trustee meeting a month. There will be preparation and other work involved, and we’d love someone who is able to spend some time volunteering in the Museum, to understand how it ticks.

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee, please contact the Chairman, Steve Goodchild (by email: chair at tewkesburymuseum.org).