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Museum Guide

Museum Guide
Ripon Museums Trust
Description of the role:

All volunteers to the Ripon Museums have the following responsibilities:
- To familiarise themselves with the introductory pack.
- To ensure they know who to approach for information/advice/support needed to perform their duties within the specific area of volunteering.
- Develop the background knowledge necessary to carry out their duties within their area of responsibility.
- To attend meetings organised within that area. To support the Museum Trust in all aspects by promoting events and by assisting in fundraising

In addition, museum Guides will need to develop a more comprehensive knowledge of the relevant building/area, and be prepared to pass this information onto visitors or new volunteers. Attend meetings to update knowledge

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

A friendly, confident and out going manner, with the ability to get on with people from all walks of life and be able to answer questions

Practical information:

All 3 museums are within walking distance of Ripon City Centre. The Prison and Police Museum is on St. Marygate, Ripon HG4 1LX; The volunteerhouse Museum is on Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE and the Courthouse Museum is on Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
The Workhouse Museum
Sharow View
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 18.11.2020
Organisation Information

Preservation of historic buildings and artefacts, education services and responsible for The Prison & Police, The Workhouse and The Courthouse Museums in Ripon. We have around 140 volunteers who fulfil a variety of roles which range from helping with education visits to gardening, cataloguing the collections to keeping our accounts, repairing brickwork to researching the stories behind the buildings.

Please check the website for opening times and events.