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
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.