RAF Museum Volunteering


London site

Available opportunities

Film Maker

Film maker

 

Get creative with filming and film editing for the RAF Museum’s YouTube project, and help tell the story of the RAF.

 

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What is a Film Maker?

The Communications Department is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer who will help with the creation of videos for our YouTube channel. This work will take place at either our London or our Midlands site.

 

What will I be doing?

 

  • Filming Museum presenter
  • Creating an original and captivating storyboard
  • Film editing

 

This role is perfect for you if you…

  • Can form and express ideas to create visually appealing videos
  • Have a creative mindset
  • Possess an eye for detail
  • Have basic technical skills with a willingness to improve
  • Are easy going and reliable
  • Have an interest in the history of aviation
  • Filming and video editing experience is a plus, but not a requirement

 

How much time would I need to commit?

This will be a project-based volunteering role. Filming will be a single day after Museum hours, between 4pm and 7pm. Video editing can be done at a time and pace mutually agreed, with maximum flexibility offered to the volunteer. Each video project should take no more than 40 hours, excluding training.

 

What’s in it for me?

  • Training in handling a camera and video editing
  • Opportunity to project your creative vision and further develop your skills
  • Hands-on experience within a heritage setting
  • 20% staff discount in gift shop and café
  • Travel and food expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day, in line with our policy

 

How accessible is this role?

A certain level of fitness is required for the filming as it will require standing for three hours and holding a handheld camera. For the video editing role, there are no accessibility requirements. Also, the flexibility in hours will allow this role to be suited for those who have time limitations.

 

How can I get involved?

Apply online here, or contact volunteering@rafmuseum.org for more information.

 

What happens next?

Applicants will be contacted via telephone call to explore their experience and skills. If selected, the volunteer will be asked a preference for filming and/or video editing. The next step is a face-to-face meeting at the Museum where we will discuss and agree upon a mutual project.

 

We will provide full training to handle the Museum camera, as well as invite you for Lightworks video editing learning sessions. However, if you prefer, you can use your own equipment and video editing software. As you grow more proficient, you will be invited to expand your range of projects, project your creative vision, and further develop your skills.

 

Front of House volunteer

Front of House Volunteer

The sky is the limit – become a Front of House volunteer at the RAF Museum London and help make a visitor’s day!

 

 

What is a Front of House Volunteer?

Every year, thousands of people visit the RAF Museum London. Along with our Visitor Experience staff, the Front of House Volunteer team are the face of the RAF Museum, helping to welcome guests and create special moments and memories within this unique setting.

 

What will I be doing?

The Front of House Volunteer role includes a range of tasks which can be tailored to you:

  • Meeting and greeting our visitors, providing a warm welcome and friendly face
  • Interacting with visitors throughout their visit, sharing information, providing directions, and answering any questions
  • Driving our golf buggy shuttle service taking visitors between Hangars
  • Helping visitors get the most from our interactive exhibits, explaining how they work
  • Running an object handling table, showing objects and uniforms visitors can touch
  • Researching and delivering a short talk on an RAF subject of your choice, with support
  • Assisting with the museum’s holiday events programmes

 

This role is perfect for you if you…

  • Want to gain experience in a customer service role and improve your skills
  • Want to help us achieve our vision of inspiring everyone with the RAF story
  • Want to learn about aircraft
  • Enjoy making people feel welcome and engaging with our family audience
  • Are passionate about museums or the RAF
  • Have a friendly and enthusiastic manner
  • Are personable, friendly and approachable

This role can be demanding but can be adapted to your abilities and experience. Our volunteering experiences are designed to reflect our diverse and vibrant communities and we welcome volunteers from all backgrounds. Volunteers for this role will need to be 18+.

 

How much time do I need to commit?

This role is currently available during our peak periods of weekends and school holidays. We are ideally looking for a commitment of one day a month. We offer full and half-day shifts.

 

What’s in it for me?

  • Becoming part of a great team of volunteers and staff
  • Volunteering at a beautiful and unique venue
  • Meeting people and making new friends
  • Opportunity to make a real difference to our visitors’ experience
  • Volunteer tickets for certain events
  • 20% staff discount in gift shop and café
  • Travel and food expenses will be reimbursed up to £10 per day, in line with our policy

How will I be trained?

You will be invited to a group induction day during a weekend and/or school holidays. This will include a tour of the museum and introduction to the role and using the golf buggy. After this for your first few shifts you will be buddied up with a member of staff as a ‘welcomer’ in H1 or delivering the golf buggy offer solo. Those interested in writing and delivering talks to visitors will be able to sign up for our 10-minute talk development programme from their first shift. Opportunities to train as an ‘explainer’ in each hangar and deliver object handling sessions will be offered periodically to those interested. Front of House volunteers will also be asked to undertake eLearning modules on safeguarding, health and safety, and manual handling. Arrangements can be made for completion onsite for any volunteers without computer/ internet access.

 

How can I get involved?

Apply on our website at www.rafmuseum.org.uk/support-us/volunteering by clicking ‘apply now’. If you have any questions, you can email us on volunteering@rafmuseum.org.

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