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Volunteer With Us

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 us 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.

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.

Marketing and Fundraising Volunteers

Do you have experience with marketing or fundraising?
Do you have a few hours to spare?
Would you like to contribute to a local charity?

In order to fund the many projects planned for the next few years,Tewkesbury Museum needs to generate additional income. To help with this, we need a volunteer with suitable skills, perhaps even with previous experience, who can, for example:

• Apply for grants from funding organisations
• Approach local businesses for sponsorship or in-kind support
• Promote the museum to potential visitors via the media, tourist information offices, and accommodation providers

Much of these activities can be carried out from home, although we encourage all our volunteers to spend a few hours a month as a steward in the museum – when it’s open…

If you would like to know more, please drop an email to Paul Drake at finance at tewkesburymuseum.org

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