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Sharpe's Pottery Museum

Conservation and Collections Volunteer

Conservation and collections Volunteers will provide a helpful and friendly service that will contribute to the smooth running of the museum events and activities. Helping to plan,
develop and implement activities and events. Source sponsors and materials for a range of
activities, and assist on the day by guiding participants and providing a warm welcome for
our visitors. You will be on hand to answer any immediate questions, help them to orientate themselves and generally provide the information they need to ensure they have a comfortable, enjoyable and memorable visit.


Sharpe's Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DG

Is the location accessible for those with physical disabilities or limited mobility?


Is the location accessible by public transport?



Minimum of two hours to a full day dependent on workload

Could this role be carried out virtually or through a hybrid volunteering model?


Is a criminal record check (DBS) required for this role?


Is a driving license required?


Are expenses covered?

Yes, TRAVEL Only

What will you be doing?

Providing a warm, friendly welcome (and goodbye) to all visitors as the public face of
Sharpe's Pottery Heritage and Arts Trust as a charity
Exploring, archiving and caring for the museum's collections
Changing and interpreting displays
Promoting events and guided tours
Identifying and researching new or existing collections
Helping store objects and care for them
Engaging with a diverse range of audiences
Deal with any queries that may arise from visitors and pass to colleagues
Encourage donations and explain how the money raised will be used
Become familiar with and then follow the necessary health and safety policies and
procedures at all times
Giving any other appropriate assistance as may be reasonably requested

What skills are required?

Will training be given or available?


Additional important information

Whats in it for you? Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team; Meeting people from all walks of life and making new friends; Improving your communication skills; Enjoying new experiences and learning something new every day; Great personal satisfaction, since you have the opportunity to make a real difference to our visitors’ experience.

For further information on this opportunity and more please complete this form:

Alternatively email quoting the opportunity number stated below.


Arts, Culture or Heritage

Volunteer Opportunity No.


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