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Museum Events Volunteer

Main purpose of role:

Assist the museum team with a range of family and child friendly events across both museums sites including hands-on workshops and events such as Transport Day.

Main duties:

Assist staff with the following:

  • Developing ideas for events and workshop activities
  • Preparing materials for events / activities
  • Setting up equipment and resources for events
  • Welcoming and engaging visitors and promoting engagement with activities
  • Delivering family and children’s activities such as craft workshops
  • Supervising use of equipment / materials – keeping resources / areas stocked, safe and tidy
  • Managing and serving refreshments for visitors
  • Supporting third party participants e.g. workshop leaders, event participants
  • Evaluating activities / visitor experience
  • Clearing up

Event volunteers are always supported by museum staff and are not responsible for visitor behaviour or belongings.


Northampton Museum and Art Gallery & Abington Park Museum

Approximate time commitment and duration:

Transport Day - Saturday 25 June at Abington Park Museum - time required - 9am - 5pm

Summer Fete - Sunday 28 August at Abington Park Museum - time required 12pm - 5.30pm

Useful skills required:

  • Team player but also able to work independently
  • Flexible approach and used to working in a busy environment
  • Reliable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Used to working with children and families
  • Manual dexterity / crafting experience
  • Manual handling – moving equipment and materials.

Training provided:

You will be required to attend an induction session. 

Briefing of the activities will take place at the beginning of each event and some information will be sent out in advance.

Skills volunteers can develop in the role:

  • Team working
  • Ability to work to a deadline
  • Working in a busy environment
  • Confidence and customer service
  • Working with families and children
  • Event / Activity development and management

Other information:

  • All equipment will be provided
  • Free tea/coffee and biscuits
  • Free parking

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