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Vacancies at Louth Museum

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Could you be a volunteer?

Louth's 'Ants & Nats' Society is a registered charity which is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. There are a wide variety of roles within the Society and Louth Museum and we are currently looking for new people to join our team of friendly and motivated volunteers.

Our band of existing experienced volunteers will provide new volunteers with any necessary training and guidance.  For more information about volunteering, or to join our team, please feel free to contact Anita Muchall at the museum on 01507 601211 or email her at info@louthmuseum.org.uk.

Please note that as we are a voluntary charitable organisation so only expenses, in approved cases, will be paid. References will be required for all roles and any personnel including volunteers, visitors, visiting contractors and anyone dealing with the Society or the Museum will be subject to our Safeguarding Policy.

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Front of House

We are looking for people who will be the first point of contact for our visitors to the museum.

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We are looking for people who will be the first point of contact for our visitors to the museum. You must like talking to a whole range of people from small children through to the very elderly.  Working with a colleague, you will meet and greet visitors, deal with card and cash transactions, give guided tours if required (after training of course) and join with our other volunteers at monthly meetings. The shifts are 3 hours long, either 10 am to 1 pm or 1 pm to 4 pm, and the museum is normally open Wednesdays to Saturdays from April to October. You can do one or more shift per week, or less if necessary. Holidays and other days off will of course be catered for.

Administrator - policy and surveys

As a public body, Louth Museum is required to have a number of official policies, which must be kept up-to-date.

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As a public body, Louth Museum is required to have a number of official policies, which must be reviewed and kept up-to-date.  We also need specific documentation for accreditation of the museum.  We are regularly asked are complete various surveys to share data of visitor numbers etc.  The administrator will take the lead role in working with these documents, but will of course be supported by the Board of Trustees and the museum committee.  Much of the work can be done at home.  The person undertaking this role will preferably have experience in developing policies for a public body, such as a school.

Minutes Secretary

A Minutes Secretary is required to take notes at regular meetings of museum volunteers.

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A Minutes Secretary is required to take notes at regular meetings of museum volunteers. These are normally held in the museum on the third Monday of each month, beginning at 10 am. You would be required to type the minutes soon after the meeting, check their veracity with the museum chairman, distribute the minutes by email to all volunteers, and make a printed version available in the museum.  The person undertaking this role will preferably have secretarial experience and be familiar with Microsoft Word and an email program.

Press Secretary

A Press Secretary is required to liaise with and inform the local press, radio and television.

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A Press Secretary is required to liaise with and inform the local press, including village newsletters, local radio and television, and digital publicity sites. The announcements would include exhibitions, guided walks, children’s activities, etc.  The Press Secretary will take the lead with for publicity, but will of course be supported by the Board of Trustees and the museum committee.  Much of the work can be done at home.  The person undertaking this role will need to be familiar with Microsoft Word and an email program.

Education Liaison Officer

There are several aspects to this role, which may be undertaken by more than one person.

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There are several aspects to this role, which may be undertaken by more than one person.
To communicate with primary, secondary and higher education establishments including the University of Lincoln and Bishop Grosseteste University, to inform them of what Louth Museum can offer, to discuss their requirements and enable these requirements to be fulfilled.

  • To prepare educational presentations for schools and young people, online or in the museum.
  • To arrange visits to the museum for groups from schools and youth organisations.
  • To arrange and supervise work experience placements of students from secondary schools and other organisations such as Duke of Edinburgh and Explorer Scouts.
  • To organise and run history-based activities for small groups of young children in the museum during school holidays.

Social media volunteer

To help us to engage with our digitally-connected audiences via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

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To help us to engage with our digitally-connected audiences via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

This position will suit someone familiar with social media, interested in the work of museums, and able to make regular posts.

In return we offer you opportunities for personal and professional growth and development in a community-focused museum, and a supportive, friendly environment.