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Design Industry Expert Volunteer

Culture, heritage and events | Museums and libraries

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Location: The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG (see map)

Travel: High Street Kensington station. The Design Museum bus stop.

Start date: 05/09/2019 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • Design Ventura is the Design Museum’s flagship design and enterprise project, which challenges secondary school students aged 13 – 16 years old to design a product for the Design Museum Shop. Last year over 14,000 students from around 270 schools across the country registered to participate in this national, award-winning competition.
  • As part of the project, the Design Ventura team run five weeks of twice daily 90-minute museum-based workshops to support students participating in the competition. These sessions are led by our Museum Educators and supported by volunteer experts from Deutsche Bank and the design industry.
  • The Design Ventura Volunteer Experts are a vital part of these workshops, offering industry insight, feedback and advice to young people. Feedback can cover things such as design thinking, idea generation, prototyping, presentation skills and teamwork.
  • The volunteer’s role will be to support the Design Ventura team by providing industry support throughout the workshop. At the beginning of the workshop you will be asked to introduce yourself and give a brief description of what you do. Throughout the workshop, you will be active in supporting, inspiring and encouraging the students.
  • We are therefore looking for volunteers with:
    • Experience working in design
    • An enthusiasm for helping and guiding others

What impact will this have?

  • Supporting others
  • Inspiring others
  • Encouraging others

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • The workshop sessions run from 9 September to 18 October, 10.45 - 12.15 and 12.45 - 14.15. We are looking for 1 volunteer per day. Lunch will be provided.
  • Successful volunteers will receive a full induction to the museum and the Design Ventura project brief prior to your first session. This will take place on Thursday 5 September, 4.00pm – 5.30pm.

Expenses

  • The museum offers volunteers a supportive, stimulating and dynamic environment to volunteer in and reimbursement of travel expenses.

Background checks

  • No background checks are required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Creative
  • Design
  • Interpersonal
What skills can I gain?
  • Creative
  • Design
  • Interpersonal

Training

  • Successful volunteers will receive a full induction to the museum and the Design Ventura project brief prior to your first session. This will take place on Thursday 5 September, 4.00pm – 5.30pm.

Location

The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG

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