A fantastic opportunity to learn how to play a unique musical instrument.
Keswick Museum is on the lookout for someone who enjoys performing to play the musical stones. Forming part of their permanent collection, ‘The Musical Stones of Skiddaw’ is a 14-foot-long stone xylophone made from rock in 1827 by Keswick stonemason Joseph Richardson.
You will get the most out of this role if you:
- Enjoy playing musical instruments
- Are happy to share your knowledge and skill with others in a public environment
- Are motivated to learn and research a unique instrument
Benefits include invites to regular social events, access to the Northern Museums Volunteer Pass (which allows you free entry to participating museums in the North West, North East, Yorkshire and Humberside regions) and being part of a friendly team (there is promise of lots of tea and biscuits!)
Skills and qualities
All training on the stones will be self-led. You are invited to practice at the museum at a time to suit you, either within opening hours (9-10am and 4-4.45pm) or by arrangement.
Dates and availability
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity consisting of mutually agreed times for events or occasions in the museum.
About the organisation
Keswick Museum & Art Gallery is a fully accredited museum run largely by volunteers. The museum cares for around 20,000 objects in their collection which reflect life in the Keswick area. The museum is also home to a community gallery which showcases the work of local groups & individuals, as well as a rolling programme of events/activities for all ages.
Contact email@example.com or 07442 972 270 for more information about how we can personally support you in this role.
NB. The museum is Wheelchair accessible throughout except for the Research Room. There is an Access toilet as well as Hearing loops in meeting rooms and Assistance dogs are allowed throughout the building. For more information click here. Please contact us with any questions or for further support.