RAF Museum Volunteering


Cosford site

Available opportunities

Museum Event Maker 2022

Museum Event Maker

Do you enjoy making people feel welcome? Do you love to engage and chat with people, young and old? Are you the host with the most?

Come and join a team who deliver exciting events all year round for families and adults at the RAF Museum Cosford site.

No experience is necessary, and full training will be provided. You can choose when to volunteer to match your availability, there is no regular weekly commitment. There are opportunities available now! Our events take place during the week, in the evenings or over the weekend, so there will be something you can get involved with. Help just once or every event, it’s up to you. There is the option to be involved from the planning of an event through its delivery to the packing up at the end, working alongside our staff team to deliver unforgettable experiences for our visitors.

  

We are looking for volunteers who can be:

 

  • Be confident in engaging and approaching our visitors
  • Be interested in helping to deliver different types of events
  • able to work as a team
  • punctual and able to fulfil the commitments you sign up to 
  • personable, friendly and approachable
  • happy to be flexible on the if the need arises during an event.

 

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London site

Available opportunities

Seasonal Event Maker

Seasonal Museum Event Maker

 

Are you interested in gaining some first-hand events experience in a Museum?

RAF Museum events are back! We can’t wait to see our visitors again and deliver loads of fun activities and events…but to do this we need your help!

 

Do you enjoy interacting with people? Are you interested in how an event is set up and run? Can you help us create an experience that people will remember for a lifetime?

 

No experience is necessary – we will give you everything you need. From our adventure mini golf, obstacle courses and Spitfire10K, to family festivals, outdoor cinema and sleepovers; we have a range of different events and activities this year that you can take part in. You can find out more here: https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/whats-going-on/events/

 

You will:

  • provide a warm welcome and be a friendly face throughout an event
  • answer any questions that a visitor might have, and be happy to point them in the right direction if you are unsure of the answer
  • deliver and support the activity with a team of staff and volunteers
  • engage with our lovely visitors
  • support the Public Events team in the set-up and pack down of activities, if interested

 

You will be:

  • bright, friendly and enthusiastic!
  • confident in engaging and approaching our visitors
  • able to work as a team
  • punctual and able to fulfil the commitments you sign up to
  • personable, friendly and approachable
  • reliable and trustworthy
  • happy to be flexible and carry out a variety of tasks as the need arises during an event
  • able to be active and on your feet for long periods of time

 

Commitment and hours

This role will mainly be a seasonal position within school holidays, concluding at the end of the summer holidays in September. You will be required to commit to a number of days per year, but you can choose which events you are involved with to match your availability.

 

Benefits

Travel and food expenses will be reimbursed up to £10.00 per day, in line with our policy. We will also be able to offer you discounted tickets to some of our events, as well as staff discount in our shops and cafés. 

 

How to get involved

Apply online here, or contact volunteering@rafmuseum.org for more information. The closing date is Thursday 7 April.

 

What happens next

We will be holding a taster day on Sunday 10 April, from 1.00 – 4.00 pm at our London site. You will need to attend this session to volunteer over the year.  

 

At this recruitment selection event we will cover:

  • Introduction to the RAF Museum and our Volunteering
  • Introduction to the Events programme
  • The different event roles and levels you can sign up to.
  • Site Health and Safety including fire and emergency evacuation procedures
  • Tour of the site
  • Visitor Experience standards and expectations

 

Training

If selected, you will need to attend a training session on Saturday 16 April depending on your availability. This training day will go through:

  • Radio use
  • RAF history basics
  • Safeguarding
  • Event support, preparation and logistics
  • Visitor engagement and behaviours
  • Event preparation and logistics
  • Event delivery and support
  • Event pack down and evaluation

 

You will also be able to see first-hand one of the activities running live with the Mini Golf.

 

We welcome applications from people of all interests, abilities, backgrounds and communities.

 

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