Learning and Engagement Facilitator

  • VO97848


Help to create fun and engaging learning experiences for museum visitors at the Scottish Fisheries Museum, by helping with workshops and outreach activities tied.

Volunteers will support museum staff deliver and create learning activities aimed at schools, families and other visitors. The museum is keen to learn from volunteers and encourage them to share any arts or crafts expertise they have.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to gain experience, develop skills and confidence. Previous experience is not required as training and support will be given. The museum is happy to chat with volunteers about their needs and adapt roles to suit them.

The key tasks will include:

-Supporting Museum staff develop and deliver activities.
-Providing visitors with a positive learning experience.
-Supporting Museum staff to welcome visitors to events/activities.
-Encouraging and helping event participants to take part in activities.
-Helping set up and tidy away events.

Organisation aims and objectives

Situated in a wonderful collection of historic buildings on the harbour of a small and beautiful fishing port, we are a charitable trust which has become a national institution with an international reputation. Our principal aim, in all of our efforts with regard to the displays in our extensive museum and our many educational and research activities, is to excite informed interest in the development of the Scottish commercial fishing industry among people of all ages in and beyond Scotland. The core story that we have to tell is the history of how, through a constant process of innovation, the Scottish fisheries became such an important part of the lives of so many Scots. The Museum displays cover virtually every aspect of the industry and community, both at sea and on shore. The variety and beauty of old fishing boats are shown in the models and original vessels, including the Reaper and White Wing that still go to sea. Our learning and activity programmes engage audiences of all ages with the fascinating history of one of Scotland's major industries and we provide volunteering opportunities from customer service to archive work to boatbuilding.











Experience required: No specific experience required, just a willingness to learn new things, an interest in engaging with the public and Scottish history.
Travel details: At The Scottish Fisheries Museum, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife, KY10 3AB. A bus stop is directly outside the museum. Hourly buses to and from Anstruther are operated by Stagecoach including X60 service between Edinburgh and St. Andrews and 95 service between St Andrews and Leven. Two public pay and display car parks (from April to September, free the rest of the year) are within 150 yards of the museum with 4 disabled bays - no charge for blue badge holders.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: The Museum will reimburse pre-approved travel expenses. This is capped at £8 a week
Training details: Volunteers will be given an induction and training for all aspects of the role by the Scottish Fisheries Museum Team. They will be supported in their role by the Learning and Engagement Officer as a key point of contact. The team is happy to chat with volunteers about their needs and adapt roles to suit them.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet