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Museum Guide - Parramatta South - # 8273

  • Location: Parramatta NSW
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Museums & Heritage
  • Time Required

    Wed, Thurs, Fri or Sat (flexible) Between 9.45am-4pm. 5 - 15 hours per week

  • Type of work
    • Tour Guides, Information, & Heritage
  • Training

    Induction training, includes info about the whole historic site & tour of building & exhibitions. Also covered are customer service, work health & safety issues, security & emergency procedures, rights & responsibilities, arrival procedures, etc.

This organization is seeking a volunteer for the following role:

Duties will include: greeting visitors, including school groups, providing  information and answering questions about the exhibitions and the Female Orphan School. Optional: volunteers can also offer short guided tours of building, for small groups and/or individuals.

This role would suit people interested in Australia's heritage plus social and democratic history. Volunteers should be able to engage confidently with members of the public, provide appropriate commentary if required - either on own initiative or in response to a request for information by a member of the public. Able to work with direction, motivated and committed.

Benefits: • Opportunity to volunteer in one of Australia’s most significant national institutional buildings managed by a friendly and supportive team • Special bi-annual events for volunteers held in the Female Orphan School • 10% discount on Whitlam Institute merchandise • Advance notice and free entry to selected events

Volunteering NSW’s Volunteer Referral Service assists individuals to find volunteer opportunities that match your interests, skills, location and time available to volunteer.

Be sure to provide a phone number on your Expression of Interest, so we can contact you without delay.  If we do need to contact you by email, our emails often end up in “Junk Mail”. Please check your Junk Mail for our response.

If this your first time volunteering, or your first time volunteering in Australia, you may wish to attend Volunteering NSW’s Bridge to Volunteering information seminar held every Friday and learn more about volunteering, how to choose the right volunteer job, the benefits of volunteering and your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer. Details on how to register for this seminar will be included on the email you receive when you Express Interest in this role.