Brooklands Museum (Weybridge)


Brooklands Museum Painting and Handyman Volunteer-posted 09.01.2020

Brooklands Museum’s mission is ‘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  Brooklands-related aircraft, 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.

 

General Responsibilities:

As directed at pre-arranged times, to help paint and maintain the Museum site and buildings in a good state of repair for the benefit of all Museum personnel and visitors  Also to monitor the condition of the site and buildings and to report any areas of concern so that appropriate action can be considered.

Key Duties:

 

  • Painting, decorating and conservation work around the Museum
  • Using hand tools to repair, maintain or improve specific buildings, equipment, structures and other features of the Museum site

 

Essential Skills:

 

  • Able to undertake light manual labour
  • Basic DIY skills

 

Desired Attributes:

 

  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Enjoy painting and decorating

 

Rewards:

  • Induction, training and support.
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and meet new people.
  • The knowledge you are making a significant contribution to Brooklands Museum.
  • Free entrance to the Museum with accompanying guests
  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop and Sunbeam Cafe.

Volunteer Hours:

This position is of a voluntary nature and your availability for undertaking the role will be agreed in advance with your supervisor.  Ideally you should be able to commit to an ongoing weekly/monthly agreement.

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.

 

Mission Statement

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.