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Exhibition Engagement & Evaluation Volunteer

We're looking for friendly people to welcome visitors and provide information about our exhibition
Flexible hours Mon 14th Nov – Sat 26th Aug Pontefract North view map

On 14th November 2022, we will open an exciting new exhibition at Pontefract Museum – Women in Rugby League: Life with the Lionesses. This motivational touring exhibition showcases the women pioneers of international rugby league. Visitors to the exhibition will discover a previously hidden history with a timeline spanning 100 years of women’s sporting achievements. Many of the trail-blazing women featured in the exhibition come from or have played in the Wakefield district, including the inspirational coach, Jackie Sheldon. Her team tracksuit, jersey, and blazer will be on display in the exhibition alongside other previously unseen objects from the women’s rugby league archive, kindly lent by Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield.

We are looking for Exhibition Engagement & Evaluation Volunteers to support the project. You will welcome visitors to the exhibition space, provide information about the objects on display, help our Visitor Experience Assistants to monitor the security of the loaned objects, and gather visitor feedback about the exhibition. You will help us to ensure that every visitor to the exhibition feels welcome, learns something new, and has an enjoyable visit

Expenses

Travel expenses will be paid.
Deadline: Tue 6th December, 2022

Categories

Arts

Suitable for

People new to volunteering, People seeking work, People who are older, People working on their wellbeing

Accessibility

Accessible toilet(s), Wheelchair accessible

Minimum age

18

Skills gained

Listening, Talking to others, Reading & writing

Skills needed

Listening, Talking to others, Reading & writing

Requirements

References

Wakefield Council Museums & Castles

Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield, UK
Wakefield Museums & Castles is the museum service for the Wakefield district. We have three museums in Wakefield, Castleford and Pontefract, and two castles in Pontefract and Sandal. We hold collections of over 110,000 objects, which record the history of our district from prehistory to modern day.
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