The volunteers undertake a variety of tasks to ensure the smooth day to day running of the museum, the maintenance and development of the museum’s displays and gardens, and the successful staging of special events.
In 2010 the Museum won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
We are currently actively seeking people for the following roles:
Performance/Arts graduates wanted to engage with visitors in return for excellent experience and training
The Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe has a growing reputation for exciting and unusual events in its Engine House, rooftop garden and huge underground amphitheatre. We have recently set the online review community alight with our Midnight Apothecary – a pop-up rooftop cocktail garden as well as our seasons of underground concerts and tours. We also have an educational programme working with local schools as well as a summer playscheme and community events. In addition we hire out the museum for weddings and corporate events. We are a small museum reliant on volunteers but punching above our weight.
2013 will feature an ever growing range of events from pop-up opera and social history projects to pop-up cocktails and underground tours. We need engaging volunteers who can welcome visitors to the museum during the day, give a short introduction to the museum, field enquiries in person or over the phone, process admissions, sell merchandise and serve refreshments in the small cafe. We would also be interested in people who have the skills or aptitude to build on our fantastic social media work on Twitter and Facebook. You will have the opportunity to learn how to lead guided walks and tours, help with our innovative day and evening events and generally ensure the well being of our visitors. You would also be expected to establish a working familiarity with the museum’s collections and Brunel narrative. In return you will be part of a friendly team of volunteers who have the opportunity to learn how to manage the day to day running of the museum, basic retail and catering, PR and event management. We would also be delighted to pay for relevant candidates to be CRB checked.
You will be reliable, trustworthy and able to commit to a minimum of a half day a week, either 10.00am – 1.30pm or 1.30pm-5.00pm. If you think you fit the bill, we would be delighted to hear from you.
The grounds of the museum have recently been extended with a large roof garden. We are looking for people to help plant out new beds and tend established ones. Volunteer gardeners will work together on team days and individually when they are free and the sun is out. The museum’s riverside cafe serves gardeners with free tea and biscuits. This role requires an interest in gardening and an enthusiasm for working in a team towards the beautification of a community space. Gardening volunteers can expect to pick up new skills and take part in a healthy, community-spirited project.
To find out more these and other volunteering opportunities contact our Volunteer Coordinator