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Learning & Interpretation Volunteer


Reference: OPP0004546

Activities: Administration, Marketing and promotions

Starts: Anytime

Closing Date: 28 February 2017

Marple, Peak Forest Canal, Greater Manchester

Are you passionate about people, heritage, and learning?
Would you like to help us create formal and informal learning resources, for school children, teachers, families and special interest groups?
Do you have a good understanding of learning in its widest sense, and would you like to help us create an exciting visitor experience through inspiring interpretation?

Canal & River Trust and Mellor Archaeological Trust have joined forces to deliver a fascinating range of activities to discover, reveal and conserve three important historic sites in the picturesque setting of Marple and Mellor around the Peak Forest Canal and River Goyt Valley, in order to bring to life the story of early industrial entrepreneur Samuel Oldknow.
The Heritage Lottery Fund supported project is full of potential and provides an exciting volunteering opportunity.


You will work closely with the Learning and Interpretation Officer, who will help to plan tasks based on your skills and interests, allowing you to develop.
The results of your volunteering will be high profile, with the opportunity to create resources which will be around for years to come!
We’re doing lots of exciting work with technology and film which could build new skills.
Training offered: In-house support and training relevant to the role.

Skills required

Must have excellent people skills and the ability to work well as part of a team.
Good standard of written English.
An interest in heritage, learning, and/or interpretation.
Able to work individually and as part of a team.
Good computer skills including experience of Microsoft Office.

Ideally you will have some relevant experience, from home, studies, or work, and one or two days per week to volunteer with us.

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