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The Board of Almond Valley Heritage Trust is responsible for the strategic direction of our charity. It sets and monitors policy, and provides oversight of operations and activities that are implemented by our professional team. Board members (Trustees) bring a diverse range of interests and experiences to the Board, represent a fair balance of views and perspectives, and are able to draw on many skills and strategic insights. We’re always happy to hear from individuals with appropriate interests and experiences who may be interested in joining the Board, and at present have a special interest in recruiting Board members who have insight into legal matters, or have experience in financial management. The minimum commitment sought is attendance and contribution to Board meetings that are held six times a year, normally on a Wednesday evening.
Within one of Edinburgh's foremost historical buildings, Cathedral Shop Assistant works in a busy vibrant environment selling a selective range of items and acting as a contact point for cathedral's visitors.
The Meet and Greet team at the Ness of Brodgar is our front-line welcome to the site and plays a very important role in anyone's visit to the Ness. We’re open to the public this year from Wednesday, July 5, until Wednesday, August 16 Mondays to Fridays inclusive, apart from Friday, July 28, because our Open Day is on Sunday, July 30. Meet-and-Greeters welcome visitors, help them get their cars tidily parked and help with fundraising.
· Welcome visitors
· Help visitors park correctly
· Help with fundraising
Volunteers can enjoy meeting Ness visitors, giving them a warm welcome, supporting the Ness both by fund-raising and making the visit memorable, helping visitors understand Orkney generally, meeting other volunteers and being part of the Ness of Brodgar team.
A range of volunteering opportunities available including:
- staffing the front desk
- showing people around our Discovery Centre
- maintaining the display tanks
- DIY & maintenance of grounds
We are looking for volunteers to get involved in every exhibition at the Talbot Rice Gallery as Volunteer Exhibition Assistants. Our team of volunteers are crucial in the success of our exhibitions and provide essential and valued support. All volunteers receive training for their role and support from the Gallery team throughout their time volunteering with us. We offer practical experience of working in a contemporary gallery space, public engagement and the opportunity to meet artists.
For more information, please check our website about this opportunity: https://www.trg.ed.ac.uk/get-involved/opportunities
We are looking for new members to join Edinburgh Living History. Edinburgh Living History (ELH) is a multi-award-winning group of costumed interpreters. They devise all their own improvised performances and perform to audiences at events including murder mysteries and promenade plays. They assist with school programmes and special tours where they interact with audiences, primarily as the Edwardian residents who lived in Lauriston Castle in the early 20th century.
For more information and details on how to apply, please visit:
Volunteering | Museums and Galleries Edinburgh (edinburghmuseums.org.uk)
A lot happens behind the scenes regarding the conservation and collection care at Brodie Castle, Garden and Estate. They are looking for volunteers to assist with some day-to-day tasks such as conservation level cleaning, auditing the collection and talking to visitors about what we are doing. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience at a heritage site that has thousands of visitors each year and allows an inside look of how Brodie Castle is maintained and cared for.
What’s included in the role?
· Creating collection audits.
· Monitoring collection pieces.
· Occasionally conducting conservation level cleaning.
· Discussing the work that you are doing to visitors and why we do what we do.
· Potentially assist with setting up for events in the Castle.
Help to tell the wonderful stories of Brodie Castle. Volunteer tour guides will be given guidance and support to learn something about the history of Brodie Castle, and given the opportunity to 'shadow' other guides until you feel confident enough to conduct your own tours. If you don't want to do a whole tour, we can arrange for you to just stay in the library and tell visitors all about it before they start a tour. A full tour lasts for just over an hour.
At Brodie Castle, depending on the season, tasks outside in the garden vary -- and you can be matched to a role that will suit what you would like to do in the garden. It is a team effort, so gardening can also be a bit of a social too, if that's what you like. There is also the ability to learn and enhance your own gardening and conservation skills.
To research and develop content and interpretation materials for walking routes near the Union Chain Bridge. These walking guides will be published on the project website and to inform volunteer-led walks around the area.
The main focus of the role will involve:
• Researching and developing content and interpretation materials for the proposed walking routes in the vicinity of the Union Chain Bridge;
• Researching examples of good practice and popular local walking trails;
• Co-creating online walking resources with professional interpretation experts to create a public walking guide resource.
• Although not an essential requirement of the role, volunteers may be interested in walking the suggested routes, testing and recording detail about them.
Skills and Experience required:
An interest in history, natural history and local culture
Ability to work on your own and in a team
Attendance at appropriate training to develop your skills
Capacity to walk for 3 miles at your own pace (if testing walking routes).
Through this role you will gain:
Experience of working with maps and interpreting them.
The opportunity to develop your knowledge of local history, geography, natural history and culture with a focus on the Union Chain Bridge.
Experience of working independently, yet as part of a bigger team.