How to apply
Please complete the Volunteers enquiry form
Closing date for applications:
21 October 2013
Interviews will take place during the week commencing 11 November 2013
Eye-opener tour guide
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our eye-opener tour guiding programme. The eye-opener tours are designed to introduce visitors to specific parts of the Museum’s collection. We offer 15 tours daily, seven days a week, each lasting between 30 and 40 minutes. This is a great opportunity to learn about the collection and to work with our visitors.
This volunteer role involves
- Taking visitors on a tour of the collection.
- Answering questions from the public.
How the programme is organised
- Volunteers train for one tour at a time.
- Once trained, volunteers will be entered onto on a fixed rota system where they undertake two tours in a four-week period.
- The rota is fixed for a minimum time of 8 months.
- In the event that volunteers cannot make their session we ask that they swap with a fellow volunteer in order to ensure that their tour is covered.
What we would like from you
- You will have a keen interest in the Museum’s collection.
- You will enjoy talking to people and be enthusiastic about engaging our visitors with the Museum collection.
- You will be confident presenting to large groups of people.
- You will be able to commit to leading two tours in a four-week period for a minimum of eight months.
What you can expect from us
We will provide you with training on how to deliver a tour and with the information that you will be asked to present. We do not ask that you have any prior knowledge of the collection.
Current eye-opener tours available
- Japan (weekdays and weekends at 11am)
- Africa (weekdays at 12 noon)
- China (weekdays and weekends at 12.15pm)
- South Asia (weekdays and weekends at 12.45pm)
- Mexico (weekdays and weekends at 13.00)
- The World of Money (weekdays and weekends at 14.15)
- Assyrian Reliefs (weekdays and weekends at 15.45)