Our onsite Museum has been open since the summer of 2021 and over the past year we have seen a steady rise in the number of visitors discovering all that the Museum has to offer. An exciting opportunity has therefore arisen at Cotswold Wildlife Park to join the Education Department as a volunteer.
We are looking for volunteers who can dedicate at least one day a week, working 11.00am until 3.00pm, so that the Museum can remain open more regularly to allow more visitors and school groups the chance to come and explore this unique educational space.
As an Education Volunteer your main duties would include:
- Supervising the object handling
- Supporting the trail activities
- Answering visitor questions
- Keeping the space clean and tidy
- Keeping resources stocked and communicating with the Education team for any resources needed
- Supporting the Education team with research projects
The museum is currently open to the public some weekdays and most weekends, supervised by different volunteers each day. We are looking for volunteers for Saturdays all year round.
As a volunteer you will meet and talk to people of all ages and backgrounds and will need to be confident at interacting with all visitors in an appropriate manner – from families to VIP guests. You may work alongside other volunteers as part of your role but may also be lone working at times, so it is important that you are able to manage your time effectively as well as have the confidence to interact with members of the public on your own.
Enthusiasm for the collection is more important than previous experience in a museum setting, as full training will be undertaken once you start the role. You will also have access to information about the species and artefacts as well as general Park information.
Some examples of the specimens in the Museum include:
If you have a keen interest in animal anatomy, classification and animal adaptations, and are comfortable speaking to adults and children from all backgrounds, then we would love to hear from you!
To request an application form, please contact: Lorah Wardle – Education and Activities Officer on 01993 825720 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org