Title: Gallery Steward

This role will work alongside a Front of House volunteer, who will be on duty together with a Duty Manager during opening hours.

Hours: We ask that you can volunteer a minimum of 10 sessions a year.

From June 2017, Wednesday – Sunday 12 noon – 4.30pm, with shifts of 12 noon – 2.15pm and 2.15pm – 4.30pm. There will be an annual closure in the winter.

Objective of role: To talk to visitors in the museum about the permanent and temporary displays and find out about their interests and stories.

The role involves:

  • To talk to visitors in the museum about the displays and encourage them to access particular exhibits or interactive activities
  • To talk to visitors about their stories and interests in visiting the museum
  • To encourage visitors to complete a visitor evaluation form
  • To move through the galleries throughout the afternoon, checking that displays are in order and functioning as required.

We ask volunteers to: 

  • Have a neat and tidy appearance
  • Arrive for duty in time to familiarise yourself with any new instructions
  • Greet visitors in a friendly way
  • Attend training sessions as necessary
  • Help ensure the smooth running of Amersham Museum
  • Adhere to any policies as requested by Amersham Museum staff

The Museum will:

  • Provide a duty manager who will be on hand to open up or close the museum and help you when you need it
  • Make sure you can have a break if needed and provide a hot drink!
  • Provide the necessary training and inform you of changes as required
  • Keep you updated on the museum’s overall programme of events and exhibitions and other information that you might need to pass on to visitors
  • Provide reasonable out of pocket travel expenses

You will enjoy this role if you:

  • Enjoy dealing with the general public
  • Have good communication skills
  • Are keen to develop your local knowledge
  • Enjoy working with others


Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700

Under lockdown restrictions the museum is currently closed, but we are running a programme of remote activities and responding to enquiries.

“Enjoyed our visit to this wonderful interactive museum where you are positively encouraged to touch things!”

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