House Interpretation Volunteer (Weekend)

What will you do?

– Interact with the public, while undertaking a traditional 17th C. pastime such as calligraphy, sewing, spinning, preparing vegetables, butter making, playing games etc
– Providing an extra insight into the history of the house and life in the house over the past 700 years
– Lead guided tours of the house, helping visitors to engage with the interpretation and answering any questions they may have

What will you learn?

– Gain first hand experience of volunteering in a heritage site and working in a period property
– Full training provided in content, the historical background of the house, guided tours and public engagement techniques
– Gain experience of interacting with the public and enhance your communication skills
– Be part of the active and diverse 1620s volunteer team and the wider heritage team across
Leicestershire County Council with networking and social opportunities.

Is this you?

– Good communication skills and confident engaging with the public
– Good customer care
– An interest in social history and preserving local heritage
-Available at weekends
– Experience of giving guided tours or working in a gallery (desirable)
– A usable period craft or domestic skills (desirable)

 

For more information please contact Hester Pode on 0116 305 2247 or email hester.pode@leics.gov.uk.

A man in period costume at a desk in the study A female in the Great Chamber by a candle holder on the wall A female volunteer with wool by the spinning wheel

 

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