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Volunteer roles

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There are lots of different ways you can contribute to the life of the Museum and we are always looking for volunteers.

Our volunteer posts will be involved in a range of aspects of the Museum operations, its planning and engagement, while recruiting and supervising a team of volunteers relating to specific heritage operations.

In return for your support, you will also enjoy:

  • Being a key member of the Museum family
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth and development in a community-focussed museum
  • Gaining specialised experience within a wide range of key areas of heritage and Museum operations
  • A supportive, friendly, environment
  • Induction to the Wisbech & Fenland Museum, its people and operations
  • Full training as required to perform the role
  • Out-of-pocket travel expenses, as described in the Volunteering Policy
  • Invitation to volunteering and Museum events, and discount in the shop

Available volunteer roles

The following unpaid posts operate closely with the Museum staff and the board of directors to support the future sustainability of the Museum operations.

Volunteering Development Coordinator

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This role includes overlooking:

  • Volunteering operations
  • Volunteer policies
  • Volunteer development
  • Volunteer satisfaction at the Museum

In addition, this role includes supporting the Museum staff in opening and closing the Museum for certain activities and involvement in the Museum’s overall activity planning.

Volunteer Heritage Operations Coordinator

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Overlooking the recruitment, development and support of volunteers for the following heritage operations:

  • Preventive conservation
  • Local history volunteers
  • Cataloguing and research volunteers
  • Operations admin volunteers
  • Visitor experience leader volunteers (including key holding)
  • Front of house visitor experience volunteers

In addition, this role includes supporting the Museum staff in opening and closing the Museum for certain activities and involvement in the Museum’s overall activity planning.

Volunteer Artistic Coordinator/Officer

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This role includes overlooking:

  • The production and delivery of the Museum’s artistic programme
  • Supervision of the volunteer programming coordinators

In addition, this role includes supporting the Museum staff in opening and closing the Museum for certain activities and involvement in the Museum’s overall activity planning.

Volunteer Programming Coordinator

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Overlooking the recruitment, development and support of volunteers for the programming activity, including:

  • Events and exhibitions volunteers
  • Formal learning and outreach volunteers
  • Tours, talks, lectures, costumed interpreters
  • Arts and crafts, sewing, gardening volunteers

In addition, this role includes supporting the Museum staff in opening and closing the Museum for certain activities and involvement in the Museum’s overall activity planning.

Volunteer Heritage Development Coordinator

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Supporting the business development operations, recruit, develop and support a team of development volunteers, including:

  • Marketing volunteers
  • Website, social media, IT volunteers
  • Fundraising volunteers

In addition, this role includes supporting the Museum staff in opening and closing the Museum for certain activities and involvement in the Museum’s overall activity planning.

Volunteer Fit for the Future Project Support

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This role includes providing:

  • Administrative and research support for the Fit for the Future project
  • Associated volunteer recruitment museum activities

In addition, this role includes supporting the Museum staff in opening and closing the Museum for certain activities and involvement in the Museum’s overall activity planning.

Volunteer Fit for the Future Marketing Support

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This role includes providing support for:

  • Marketing plan development
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Ongoing marketing activity for the Fit for the Future project
  • Associated museum activities

In addition, this role includes supporting the Museum staff in opening and closing the Museum for certain activities and involvement in the Museum’s overall activity planning.

Volunteer Fit for the Future Community Engagement Support

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This role includes providing support for:

  • The coordination and delivery of community engagement outreach activity for the Fit for the Future project
  • Associated Museum activities

In addition, this role includes supporting the Museum staff in opening and closing the Museum for certain activities and involvement in the Museum’s overall activity planning.

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