Since it opened in 1991, Amersham Museum has thrived as a small, local, independent museum. In July 2017 a redeveloped and expanded museum opened to visitors. The new museum includes a new reception, permanent galleries, improved facilities and collections stores. In 2018 10,000 visited the museum; around half of these visits were from children.
Amersham is a historic Buckinghamshire town and the museum is situated in a listed medieval building on the High Street. Awarded the 2020 Sandford Award for Education, the museum is accredited and is run as a charitable company. The collections reflect the town’s history and development from Roman times to the present day, explaining how Amersham developed after the arrival of the Metropolitan railway. The museum has a wide-ranging programme of activities for adults and families, including talks, walks, craft and research sessions.
Title: Education Volunteer
Hours: Wednesdays, Thursday afternoon/evenings, various others.
Objective of role: To assist in the delivery and preparation of education events and activities.
- To volunteer with limited supervision.
- To assist in preparing resources and the Museum for events and activit
- To assist in delivering events in an appropriate manner, taking responsibility for the visitor experience, including working with school groups and family groups
- To promote the Museum’s services to visito
- To help pack away after events and leave the space clean and tid
- To have a neat and tidy appearance.
- To arrive for duty in time to familiarise yourself with any new instructions.
- To meet and greet visitors in a welcoming and friendly manner.
- To answer the telephone in a welcoming and friendly way, and take messages where n
- To attend training sessions when notified.
- To ensure the smooth running of Amersham Museum acting as an ambassador for the organisation.
- To adhere to any policies as asked to do so by Amersham Museum staff.
Desired Volunteer Experience and Skills:
- Dealing with the general public
- Working with children
- Resourceful and able to show initiative
- Good communication skills
- Confident and reliable
- Open and positive manner
- Enthusiastic and helpful
- Willing to learn new skills
- Able to meet and greet visitors in an appropriate way
- Local knowledge
- Able to work well with others
“Enjoyed our visit to this wonderful interactive museum where you are positively encouraged to touch things!”
“Visited Amersham museum yesterday – lovely place, provides many details on the history of the place. Plenty of cute cafes, pubs and shops around also… not difficult to find free parking nearby. ”
“A well-run, informative and interesting small museum on the main street. It’s mostly volunteer-run and they do a great job in keeping it and making you feel welcome…Check out the herb garden too.”
“Enjoyable film and television location guided walk around Amersham hosted by Amersham Museum – here are the Sun Houses on Highover Park and further up the hill is High & Over.”
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