Would you like to support visitors to Senhouse Roman Museum and enhance their visit?
About the Role
Senhouse Roman Museum is looking for Gallery Enablers for their Museum! Gallery Enablers offer a warm welcome to all visitors and ensure they have everything they need for an enjoyable and inspiring visit. In addition, the enabler will provide support to front of house staff when they are busy. This usually includes operating the coffee machine, signposting around the museum building and grounds, keeping the galleries tidy and clean and renewing any leaflets.
The role is usually scheduled for weekends and school holidays when the museum is expected to particularly busy.
You do not have to have volunteered in a role like this before, but some key skills which would be useful include:
A willingness to ‘muck-in’
An understanding of safeguarding
Good communication skills
Helping Hands is able to provide training to support your volunteering journey, so don’t let any of those discourage you from volunteering!
Free admission to the museum
10% discount in the shop (books and gifts)
Northern Museum Volunteer Pass (the pink pass)
Volunteer pass to participating Hadrian’s Wall Sites
Dates and Availability
This is a flexible volunteer position. The role is usually scheduled for weekends and school holidays when the museum is expected to particularly busy. However, we are able to tailor the experience around you. The hours that some volunteers do are 11am-3pm, and 3pm-5pm.
About Senhouse Roman Museum
Dramatically sited on cliffs overlooking Solway Firth, this award-winning museum is next to a Roman fort that was probably founded in the first century AD and was rebuilt during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. Today, they welcome visitors to admire their significant collection, they host the Young Archaeologists Club, and they offer an exciting venue for school trips.
The museum building can be cold in the Winter and we advise all volunteers to dress warmly. Hot drinks are freely available to all volunteers whilst carrying out their volunteering role. All public spaces within the museum are on the ground floor. The museum office is accessed by a flight of stairs.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07442 972 270 for more access information or about how we can personally support you in this role.