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Community Outreach Assistant

South Wales Miners Museum

Neath Port Talbot Volunteer Centre

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About South Wales Miners Museum

TO OPERATE A MUSEUM DEPICTING THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF MINING WITHIN SOUTH WALES AND THE ASSOCIATED INDUSTRIES. TO FURTHER EDUCATION IN RELATION TO MINING HERITAGE.

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The South Wales Miners' Museum rests in the beautiful Afan Valley. The museum potrays the working life of a miner and hardship adults and children had to endure. The museum is made up of both indoor and outdoor exhibits that include a Blacksmiths shop, lamp room and an Engine House. We Encourage visits from Schools, community groups and families who we aim to inform and entertain. We want to increase our visitor numbers and we would like a volunteer to raise an awareness of our Museum and facilities and outreach to other groups. The role involves: 1)Consulting with colleagues to understand current visitor demographics e.g.visitor numbers, who visits regularly, length of visits. 2)Research schools, local businesses and community groups to identify new groups to engage with. 3) Ascertain what visitors want from their Museum visit and potential barriers. The role can also be offered as and Internship.


Checklist:

/ Required to use own vehicle

/ Required to use own vehicle insurance



Premises type: Mostly in the museum working with the community is also expected.


Public transport: Bus stop directly outside the visitor centre. Individuals can contact the museum for further details on public transport.

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Is this role flexible? It can be flexible to suit the individual needs.


Min hours expected per week: 4 hours


Min period of commitment:

Requirements: 1) Interest in museums/ heritage or outreach work is desirable 2)Excellent written and oral communication skills 3)Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to engage others 4)Able to use own initiative 5)Research skills 6) IT Skills


Support offered:

/ Induction/ Peer support/ Mentoring/buddying


Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ Alone/ In a group/ With paid staff/ With other volunteers

Volunteers will be expected to carry out duties alongside other volunteers and on their own. Training opportunities and the chance to attend courses will be available.


Additional support needs: Support will be given with literacy, IT skills and learning.


Training provided: Training will either be from within the museum, the Welsh Government, the local volunteer centre or anywhere that offers appropriate training to the role.

Age requirements: 18+


Selection procedures:

/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

Selection details: If individuals are interested in volunteering please contact the museum to discuss this further or alternatively look at our website: south-wales-miners-museum.co.uk


"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:

/ Transport

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