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Learning Team Volunteers

Learning Team Volunteers
Ripon Museums Trust
Description of the role:

By joining the learning team you will have fun, meet new people whilst using or developing your skills and experience of working with children and adults in the museums. Our learning team delivers a range of primary, secondary and adult workshops and tours. The Trust has a growing reputation for the delivery of engaging, interactive and enjoyable learning sessions and is the holder of the Sandford Award for Museum Education and the Marsh Trust regional award for volunteers in museum learning. Our learning team volunteers play a vital role leading activity sessions and enhancing the visitor's experience.
You will be:
• Welcoming and providing information to groups and schools on arrival
• Leading or assisting with workshops/activities
• Helping prepare resources and set up the workshop/activity
• Clear up and tidy after workshop/activity
• May be in costume/role depending upon activity
• Work within the learning team during events and special activities
• Be involved in research, interpretation and exhibitions
• Learning about local history, law and order and Victorians

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

We are looking for someone with:
• Friendly and enthusiastic approach
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• An interest in history and local heritage useful but not essential
• Reliable, punctual and energetic!
• Able to work independently or as part of a team
• Experience of working with children, young people or education groups is useful but not essential
• Able to use humor to share knowledge
• Willingness to learn new skills
• Hours are flexible but school visits are generally a morning 9.30 -1pm or an afternoon 1-3pm
• Adult and youth groups may be evenings and weekends
• Research and preparation maybe done from home

Practical information:

All 3 museums are within walking distance of Ripon City Centre. The Prison and Police Museum is on St. Marygate, Ripon HG4 1LX; The Workhouse Museum is on Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE and the Courthouse Museum is on Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS
• Hours are flexible but school visits are generally a morning 9.30 -1pm or an afternoon 1-3pm
• Adult and youth groups may be evenings and weekends
• Research and preparation maybe done from home


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Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 16+, Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Address
The Workhouse Museum
Sharow View
Allhallowgate
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 1LE
Last updated: 29.03.2017
Organisation Information

Preservation of historic buildings and artefacts, education services and responsible for The Prison & Police, The Workhouse and The Courthouse Museums in Ripon. We have around 140 volunteers who fulfil a variety of roles which range from helping with education visits to gardening, cataloguing the collections to keeping our accounts, repairing brickwork to researching the stories behind the buildings.
Please check the website for opening times and events.
Working with Dementia Forward and the Mercer Gallery in Harrogate, Ripon Museums have fun activities for people with dementia, their families and carers.