Museum steward

Objective of role: To interact with visitors, share with stories of Chesham’s people and places through our collection in our new museum space in Chesham Town Hall. 

Managed by: Management Committee

Hours: Shifts will be three hours’ long on a Wednesday or Saturday, 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm

What the role involves

  • Talking to visitors about the museum, its work and share stories and objects from the museum’s collection 
  • Signpost visitors to where they can find out more information 
  • Encourage visitors to share their experiences of Chesham 
  • Promote the museum’s wider public programme 
  • Encourage visitors to give feedback 
  • Encourage visitors to find out more about volunteering, joining the Friends or signing up to our mailing list, or looking at our shop merchandise

Would suit you if you 

  • Have an interest in historic objects and archives and the local area
  • Enjoy talking to people
  • Are a good listener and able to work well with others 

Training

Volunteers will be given a full induction. They will also be signposted to wider training opportunities and sector-specific meetings. 

About Chesham Museum

Chesham Museum was founded in 2004.  It is a community organisation, conceived and run by local volunteers, with funding mainly through the efforts of its supporters with the support of local businesses, schools and the wider population.

Its first home was in the former stables of a public house ‘The Gamekeeper’s Lodge’ in Bellingdon Rd, and it relocated, in 2009, to 15 Market Square, Chesham until June 2017 when a change in circumstances meant it was forced to close its doors. 

Since then, the museum has developed an outreach programme in the community and maintained a strong online presence through its website and social media channels, helping to provide a connection to its audiences and users both local, visitors and researchers from across the world. 

In January 2024 we will open a new museum space in Chesham Town Hall. Join our team and share in the development of a thriving local history museum for the communities of Chesham and surrounding area. 

Contact us about this role

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Your availability

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References

To complete your application, we need you to supply us with two people who know you well enough to comment on your suitability for this role. They should not be family members. If you are not sure about who to put we are happy to discuss this with you

Emergency contact details

Please provide the name, email address and phone number of someone we should contact in case of an emergency.

If your volunteering role falls within the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 or is a specified or regulated activity, we will require you to undergo a DBS check.

We welcome volunteer applications from every one. Having a criminal record will not necessarily exclude you from volunteering with us and your application will be dependent on the nature of the offence and position applied for.