The David Livingstone Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC015490

To acquire by purchase, fee or otherwise the tenements in Blantyre, in the County of Lanark, containing the house in which David Livingstone, the Missionary and Explorer, was born or had his home as a child, together with an adjacent heritable property comprising the house and grounds known as Blantyre Lodge, and to hold, manage and administer the said properties as a Scottish National Memorial of David Livingstone, his life and achievements.


Current opportunities

Ahead of the Museum’s re-opening we are looking for volunteers to help deliver the ambitious redevelopment of the Museum. Volunteers will be supported by the Learning Manager and the wider team to gain experience and develop transferable skills. Through this hands-on experience they will obtain their SVQ in Museums and Galleries Practice. Volunteers will lead and be supported to deliver one of the following projects: Developing a Black History Tour, Developing a Blantyre History Tour, Marketing the collection & Learning activities (option of focusing on the museum collection and/or outdoor learning)This project will involve: · Developing formal and informal online learning activities alongside the Learning Manager. · Helping to create a survey to understand what our online audiences want and monitor this throughout volunteer placement. · Updating the list of dates relating to significant Livingstone events, annual celebration days and relevant anniversaries and think about learning activities that could support these dates and associated marketing activities. · Developing an understanding of different learning styles, which will support the creation of engaging online activities. · Communicating with our communities to share and market the learning activities. · Supporting monitoring and evaluating online engagement of audiences with activities. * please note this project may involve obtaining a Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland (funded through Volunteer Scotland). Please visit our website where you can see the role descriptions and expression of interest forms too? https://www.david-livingstone-birthplace.org/upskilling-and-celebrating-volunteers-project-volunteers-information

To Invigilate the museum space, operate the reception desk and sell museum tickets to visitors. You'll provide information about the exhibition and activities, talk to visitors and answer any queries (in person, online and over the phone) Collect feedback from visitors. You should have an interest in David Livingstone’s story and an interest in bringing history to life and sharing stories.

• To sell and promote retail products in the David Livingstone Birthplace Shop (EPOS). • To merchandise products. • Talking to visitors. • Collecting feedback from visitors. • To manage and monitor cash transactions. • To help with the cleaning of the shop (particularly at the end of the day) - e.g. brushing and mopping the floor.