Site maintenance volunteer - National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port


Activities: Practical

Starts: Anytime

Ellesmere Port, Shropshire Union Canal.

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What's involved?

Members of the Site Maintenance team carry out the 1001 general jobs that keep the museum going. One day it could be general maintenance work that improves the condition and the appearance of the site and the exhibits, and on other days you could be moving exhibits around and setting up new displays.

Exhibition cleaning and care is most important and can lead to opportunities to learn about the history of articles and to carry out minor restoration work. Painting and minor repairs to site structures can range from the care of site signage to the repair of a damaged fence.

This is an interesting role and takes volunteers around all areas of the site. Meeting visitors and often getting the chance to talk to them about the museum. We all need to be careful, but ideally the volunteers in this team will have that extra little knack of knowing how to treat the articles and the buildings with that little bit of respect they deserve.

What's in it for you?

You can gain firsthand experience of working on listed structures and discover the many different tasks that are undertaken to ensure the museum maintains a service to it’s many visitors. There will be an opportunity to gain relevant training, and instruction will be given in the variety of tasks undertaken.

What skills are we looking for?

This role would suit someone who is mechanically minded, interested in DIY and or an ability to apply practical skills in an outdoor setting. You will also enjoy talking to people and sharing local knowledge.
All applicants should be aware that the safety of our teams is our top priority and be willing to play their part in a proactive safety culture.

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