Leighton House Volunteer Ambassador

Culture, heritage and events | Heritage | Museums and libraries

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Location: Leighton House Museum & offsite, 12 Holland Park Road, London, W14 8LZ (see map)

Travel: Kensington (Olympia) station. Warwick Gardens bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • We will be undertaking more community outreach and would like volunteers to deliver talks on Leighton House Museum to a variety of audiences offsite.
  • Developing and delivering Leighton House Museum talks (or activities according to the volunteer’s interest/expertise and audience needs) to various audiences at various venues e.g. care homes, residents associations, community groups etc
  • Conduct evaluation/assist with evaluation of the activities by recording reach number, details of events, participants feedback etc.
  • Conduct any relevant research to support the delivery
  • Assist with offsite delivery of events presenting/introducing LHM to various audiences, eg. help with the set up of a stall at a festival event, engage public throughout the event, help to pack up

What impact will this have?

  • This role will enable Leighton House Museum to undertake more community outreach work
  • You will be contributing to more communities engaging with Leighton House Museum, especially those who would not usually be able to come to the house
  • More groups will be able to see and feel objects from our collection which are not usually available for the public to see outside the house

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Dates to be confirmed but will include up to 8 offsite events.

What else do I need to know?

  • A full induction to the Museum and the role will be given, as well as ongoing volunteering-related training as required.

Expenses

  • We aim to make this experience sociable and you will be an important part of the team. We can offer receipted travel expenses to and from the Museum on volunteering days of up to £6 per day and refreshments.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Academic
  • Interpersonal
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Practical
What skills can I gain?
  • Academic
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Professional

Training

  • This opportunity will offer the right person a chance to get involved with the work of the museum and museum education.
  • You will also receive training on the history of Leighton House Museum and object handling

Location

Leighton House Museum & offsite, 12 Holland Park Road, London, W14 8LZ

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