Volunteer Musician

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Location: Fulham Palace, Bishop's Avenue, London, SW6 6EA (see map)

Travel: Putney Bridge station. Fulham Road bus stop.

Start date: 21/11/2019 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • We are creating a new team of Organists and Pianists to become Music Volunteers, offering you the opportunity to share your skills and help create an immersive visitor experience by bringing live music to the Palace! These organists and pianists will support a variety of fascinating events including our new monthly family fun days.
  • Music You will perform on either our grand piano or chapel organ at Palace events to recreate the musical atmosphere of the Palace
  • Perform music provided by the Palace from a variety of periods from Tudor to World War II
  • Working independently within a small team and showing a proactive attitude
  • Hands -on experience with our historic small pipe organ built by Thomas Robson, organ builder to her Majesty, and designed by Albert Hurt Sitwell and unusual Steinway grand piano
  • A chance to showcase your passion for music and interest in community engagement
Fulham Palace organ

Fulham Palace organ

What impact will this have?

  • Fulham Palace has embarked on a 3.8 million restoration scheme, Discovering the Bishop of London 's Palace at Fulham. 
  • The project will restore the iconic Tudor Quadrangle, bring key historic rooms such as the Great Hall back to life.
  • The project will additionally replant historic varieties of plants.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Volunteers have an introduction period, this is a settling in time of around 6 weeks.

What else do I need to know?

  • Full induction including health and safety procedures, fire safety and customer service

Expenses

  • We reimburse travel expenses of £8 per day.

Background checks

  • No background checks are required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

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

Training

  • For the initial training, weekdays or weekends can be accommodated. Fulham Palace events are often on a Sunday, but there will also be opportunities on weekdays, so you should be available for a morning or an afternoon on these days.
  • The Learning and Engagement Manager will give you specific briefing and training to begin in your role
  • On -site training providing insights into the history of Fulham Palace

Location

Fulham Palace, Bishop's Avenue, London, SW6 6EA

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