Volunteers would be conducting Object Handling sessions within one of the exhibition spaces at SeaCity Museum. They will be enabling visitors to interact with objects that would normally be behind glass. The objects form a social history collection which spans a timeframe of approximately 4000 years.
By handling these objects, visitors can deepen their understanding of the past and improve their ability to connect with the past citizens of Southampton through a shared experience. Object interaction is proven to provide a more memorable experience for visitors.
We are looking for volunteers who can join us on a regular basis to facilitate these sessions.
You would need to be:
• A good communicator and able to talk confidently to large groups of people of various ages and backgrounds
• Enthusiastic and reliable
• Interested in history
• Passionate about sharing knowledge and learning
• Able to understand and adhere to important instructions on packing and handling
No experience is necessary, though it is useful if you have had:
• Experience working with the public
• Experience of public speaking
Available shifts will be weekends 11.30 – 1.30 or 1.30 – 3.30 and select weekdays during school holidays.
SeaCity is fully accessible during opening hours and there is a large lift to the first-floor exhibition spaces. This role does involve a level of manual handling, including moving a heavy box containing the objects, as well as table and chairs. Handling of the objects themselves must be carried out with care. Please discuss with us in advance if you have any concerns.
If you are interested in this role, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org