It has been recognised that one of the main successes of the 2012 Olympic Games was the volunteers. Volunteers can make something special more special and that is why the museum is in desperate need of more Volunteers.
We are fast approaching the running phase of the museum and require a different type of volunteer. Ones that will look after the Museum and make sure that is open and enjoyable to visitors.
Our existing members have been great in constructing the mine, but are not all wishing to be part of the everyday running of the museum. They (and others) are still required to carry out further development work as the Museum expands.
As and when we have need for special skills we will list these below.
are looking for enthusiastic Visitor Services Volunteers to ensure that all our
visitors have an enjoyable, informative visit to the Purbeck Mineral and Mining
Museum. Duties include assisting in the day to day running of the museum and
engaging with our visitors, answering questions and offering assistance if
necessary. We work a shift system, over six days of the week (Tuesday-Sunday
(plus Public Holidays), 9:30am-4:30pm). There will be opportunities to become
involved in other aspects of the operation of the museum, including, visitor
surveys, special events, care of the collections, and documentation work.
Training will be provided.
volunteering opportunity will be interesting to anyone looking to gain
experience of museum work, or who just loves history or industrial heritage as
much as we do!
Ability to communicate with
visitors in a clear and friendly manner;
An interest in the history of
Dorset and/or industrial heritage;
Willingness to follow
procedures, but use own initiative and seek advice when appropriate;
High level of punctuality and
Customer service experience;
Experience of working with
Previous museum or heritage
For further information about this role, and how to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We do need an Architect to help design the purpose built Museum Building to house the artifacts including Secundus. This will be a new building located near the transhipment building.
At present we have no ladies helping us. We had in the past and they have worked in the thick of it and enjoyed it.
Building the Museum requires a complete range of skills. From construction work though to handling rare museum artifacts. This means that people of all ages, sexes, experience and all fitness levels are required to help.
We all have our limitations, but if you can breathe there is work for you. There is a full range of work to do and skills needed. There is administration work, accounts, architects, Drawing production, IT work, archive research, fund raising, museum guides, gardening, digging, grass cutting, painting, cleaning, carpentry, welding, electrical installation, machinery overhauling, pipework, civil engineering, general labouring, and much more including all those duties in running a narrow gauge line (we are not short of willing volunteers for drivers). Contact us and tell us what you are good at and like doing.
The museum group have regular Sunday working parties, meeting at the Norden Park & Ride site about 10.00am. Just ask the "man on the gate of the car park" and he will tell you where we are.
With the museum soon to open, we will be requiring volunteers who can and wish to work on other days of the week other than Sunday. If you are interested then contact us using this e-mail link. We will then make contact with you and discuss both your and our requirements
So you are interested? What next? Well you could turn up on any Sunday (10.00am onwards) and make yourself known. Or perhaps you need to discuss with us first. Send us an e-mail including your phone number and we will contact you.