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Job Title:     Gallery & Exhibition Assistant Volunteer
Organisation:     National Army Museum
Salary:    
Type:     Volunteer Part-Time Position
 Duration: November 2019 to January 2020
Location:     London, England
Closing Date:     Friday, August 30th, 2019
Job Ref No:    
 
Job Description:
Volunteer Project 90, Gallery Volunteer

Purpose:
> To assist visitors in the temporary exhibition space of paintings and set works around WW1 Remembrance.
> To offer volunteers a unique opportunity to play a key role while gaining experience working with a national museum collection of historic importance.

Responsible to: Head of Exhibitions & Visitor Experience Team.

Times/Dates:
Minimum one day a week:
Monday to Sunday - 10.00am to 5.30pm.
1st November 2019 to 5 January 2020.

Location: National Army Museum, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT.

Tasks
> To work in collaboration with the Exhibitions and VE Teams.
> To assist visitors in the galleries with wifi; the exhibition app; ipads (where available); headphones; and explaining the exhibition content.
> To facilitate a safe and secure working environment for the valuable objects.
> To assist in the delivery of object handling carts in the galleries.
> To develop skills in linking the objects with the story of the Army.

Administration
> To assist in the movement of the handling carts from storage to the galleries
> To work with the VE Team to facilitate activities.
> To monitor participant levels during sessions and events.
> To evaluate sessions and provide feedback to inform future developments.

Skills
The role would suit someone who:
> Has good (verbal) communication skills and is confident talking to a wide range of people.
> Is happy to work with visitors of all ages and abilities.
> Has a good general standard of English literacy and numeracy.
> Is happy to work as a team member and have a willingness to learn.
> Is able to work to a consistent pattern of tasks.
> Has an enthusiasm for sharing skills and knowledge and understands how to help people get the best out of an experience.
> Enjoys being creative and researching and learning about a new subject.

Experience
> Has a knowledge or interest in military history or general British history.
> Has experience of working with the public.
> Has experience of researching a topic and presenting information on it.

Support and Training
> Full in-house training will be provided that is specific to the role, which will include gallery training, object handling; site induction; Health and Safety; Safeguarding; Equality & Diversity.
> Expenses: reasonable out of pocket lunch and travel expenses.
> Volunteers' Handbook with helpful information.
> Regular feedback meetings with designated supervisor.

Other key information
> Security clearance required (provided by the Museum).
> Working in the galleries and with the Handling Collection, will entail standing and moving around, and lifting some weights.

Benefits
> Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team.
> Gain practical knowledge of UK Museums and institutions and how they engage visitors.
> Gain experience of delivering a range of activities inspired by the National Army Museum’s collections.
 
Application Instructions:
Interested? The opportunity is open to everyone aged 18 and over.

To Apply: https://www.nam.ac.uk/volunteer

Closing Date: Friday 30th August 2019, 12pm (Noon).

Informal Interviews: w/b 9th September 2019.
 
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