House Interpretation Volunteer

As a Volunteer House Interpreter you will:

  • Interacting with the public
  • Providing an extra insight into the history of the house and life in the house over the past 700 years
  • Leading guided tours
  • Potential to undertake  traditional 17th C. pastime such as  calligraphy,  sewing, spinning, preparing vegetables, butter making, playing games etc
  • Gain first-hand experience of volunteering in a heritage site and working in a period property
  • Gain experience of interacting with the public and enhance your communication skills
  • Be part of the wider heritage team across Leicestershire County Council
  • Full training provided in content, the historical background of the house, guided tours and public engagement techniques

Is this you?

  • Good communication skills and confident engaging with the public
  • Good customer care
  • An interest in social history and preserving local heritage
  • Experience of giving guided tours (desirable)
  • A usable period craft or domestic skills (desirable)
  • Friendly and able to work as part of a team

To see more about this role watch this short film.

For more information please contact Hester Pode on 01163052247 or email




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