Brooklands Museum Tour Guides-posted 09.01.2020
BROOKLANDS TOUR GUIDES
Our Tour Guides welcome visitors of all ages and diverse backgrounds to the Museum. They are central to Brooklands Museum’s mission ‘to preserve and interpret the heritage of Brooklands, to use that heritage to inspire and educate and to provide a world-class visitor attraction accessible to all.’ The birthplace of British motor sport and aviation, and home of Concorde, Brooklands comprises an unparalleled collection of Vickers and Hawker aircraft, and Brooklands racing cars and motorcycles all displayed in and around the historic buildings on the site where many were originally built or maintained. Brooklands is unique and opens every day with the support of an award-winning team of volunteers.
We have three distinct roles for tour guides at Brooklands Museum:
Our Schools Tour Guides report to the Learning Officer. They welcome school groups and interpret the site and history through guided tours adapting to different age groups and learning style. They also deliver workshops and demonstrations and assist with developing new activities when required.
Our Corporate Tour Guides report to the Learning Officer. They welcome adult groups from a wide range of organisations and deliver tours adapted to their interests.
Our Torchlight Tour Guides report to the Event Manager. They welcome pre booked groups visiting the site after dark! They interpret some aspects of the site and history through guided tours, focusing on hauntings, sightings of the paranormal and tales of racing accidents, some including deaths of some pioneers who raced at Brooklands.
Essential Skills for Tour Guides include:
- Willingness to learn tours as per training provided
- Good communication skills, adaptability and good timekeeping
- Stamina to deliver activities for the required amount of time
- Courteous and helpful always
Desired Attributes include:
- Experience of working with people of different ages and abilities
- Experience of working in a customer facing role
All these arrangements are binding in honour only and not intended
to be legally binding.
Please click on the Sign Up button to apply or to receive further details.
Brooklands is the birthplace of motorsport & aviation. Here in 1907 the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit was constructed. Here in 1908 A.V. Roe completed one of the first flights in the UK. Before and during the Great War famous names in aviation started here and during World War Two the site manufactured mainly Wellington Bombers. After the War Vickers produced many famous airliners such as the VC10 was heavily involved in the design & manufacture of Concorde.
Now Brooklands Museum is one of the foremost visitor attractions in Surrey with superb collections of cars and aircraft, a 4D Theatre & Concorde Experience plus much more. This is your chance to be a part of our heritage by becoming a volunteer and using your enthusiasm to bring the story of Brooklands to life.