Volunteer engagement

9 careers advice results in total for Volunteer engagement

4 tips for a career in museums

 21 September 2015

For a career in museums you need to have the right approach to professional development, says Charlotte Holmes from the Museums Association. She offers 4 key career tips for surviving and thriving in museums.

Recruiting and managing volunteers. Image: RBG Kew.

Volunteer coordinator

 15 March 2013

A career as a volunteer coordinator involves recruitment, training and administration. Volunteers are widely used in the heritage sector.

The work done by library volunteers varies from library to library.

Library Volunteer

 10 May 2012

Nowadays many libraries and archives rely on teams of volunteers who work alongside the regular, employed staff.

The National Maritime Museum in Cornwall currently has 175 volunteers, managed by HR Manager Linda Frost.

9 tips for good volunteering

 1 March 2012

If you’re considering a route into a cultural heritage career, or are looking to recruit volunteers, here are nine things you should know about volunteering in the sector.

Take every opportunity to learn or try something new.

Get the most from volunteering

 1 February 2012

A volunteer placement in an arts or heritage venue gives you the opportunity to build contacts and gain experience. But what should you do to make the most of the experience?

The National Trust run the Museum of Childhood, Sudbury Hall.

From volunteering to a career

 9 November 2011

Rosanna Daubney, assistant project conservator at the Museum of Childhood, Sudbury Hall, explains how volunteering for the National Trust helped her get her dream job.

Competition for volunteering places can be tough – around 49,000 people volunteer to work with the National Trust each year.

How to volunteer in heritage

 7 September 2011

In the creative and cultural sectors, volunteers are often the very life-blood of organisations. Without volunteers, many organisations simply could not function.

Hannah provides full administrative support to the team at Tyntesfield.

Property administrator

 31 March 2011

Hannah Seward-Thompson has a busy role as property administrator at Tyntesfield, a Grade 1 listed National Trust property in Somerset.

Bradford's Industrial Museum has permanent displays of steam power.

Running a museum

 8 February 2011

Since the age of 15, Maggie Pedley has wanted to work in a museum. She worked at a number of local authority museums before becoming manager of the Bradford Industrial Museum.

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