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Hayes Way
Patchway, BS34

Aerospace Bristol is a new industrial heritage museum and learning centre being developed at Filton, to the north of Bristol. It will tell the story of the region's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future. The Aerospace Bristol project is being run by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust.

Collections Exhibition Volunteer

Our volunteers play a fundamental role in the success and future of Aerospace Bristol

be part of our future

Our volunteers play a fundamental role in the success and future of Aerospace Bristol.

Aerospace Bristol is a new museum opened to the public in 2017. This is a hugely exciting time to join the team to help us enhance the visitor experience through your work with the collection. Our vision is an aerospace museum, which inspires, entertains and informs through the understanding of, and engagement with, the stories and collections of Bristol’s aerospace industry – past, present and future. It is, of course, also be home to the last Concorde ever built and the last to fly when it returned to its birthplace in 2003. 

Role description

Maintain and assist in the development of the exhibits currently on display within the museum galleries and keep records of the work undertaken. Includes cleaning, working at height and the maintenance of hands-on exhibits as well as museum objects. This is a new role which will involve setting up and developing systems of work within accepted museum parameters.

role reports to

Collections Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

Where?

Aerospace Bristol
Hayes Way
Patchway
Bristol
BS34 5BZ

when?

Day to be negotiated, but maximum of a morning or afternoon per day. 

Hours 8.30am to 11.30 or 2pm to 5pm, as required (hours subject to change). 

Rota to be managed by Collections Manager. Some work will need to be undertaken when the museum is closed to visitors.

duration

The role will be reviewed regularly.

requirements

  • Practical skills which may be engineering based.

  • Physical dexterity, as some of the work is in hard to reach places.

  • Willingness to work at height and learn and operate within safe working systems.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Willingness to learn and work to the standards of museum collections care.

  • Ability to work with other museum team members in the museum and engage with the public as necessary.

  • Ability to undertake a variety of work from basic cleaning to more complicated work.

  • Basic IT skills.

  • Willingness to work within and comply with Health & Safety requirements.

Commitment to You

  • Volunteers will receive training for the role prior to their first day.

  • We will welcome you to a team that is inclusive, welcoming and passionate about Bristol’s rich aerospace history.

  • We will work with you to understand what you want to achieve from your volunteering and assist you in working towards those goals.

  • We will listen to any ideas or suggestions that you might have.

  • We will reimburse any pre-agreed out-of-pocket expenses you may incur in fulfilling your role.

What’s in it for You

  • Meeting new people.

  • Experience of maintaining and developing a museum exhibition.

  • H&S and basic museum collections care training will be provided.

  • Gaining an insight into how museums operate.

  • Expanding your knowledge of the aerospace industry and the important part that it has played in the lives of Bristol people.  

Other

  • Volunteers are asked to adhere to the terms of the volunteer agreement

  • Volunteers will be required to attend role specific training prior to commencing volunteering at the Museum  

  • Volunteers must be prepared to undertake a Basic Disclosure check prior commencing their role

Other Collections roles will be advertised in Spring 2018.

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Download our role description and learn more about becoming a Collections Exhibition Volunteer.

HOW CAN I APPLY?

You can make a difference and get involved.  If you would like to become a volunteer, please complete the form below.  Got a question about volunteering? Take a look at our frequently asked questions, as we have tried to give answers to as many queries as possible, or if you would like to know more, please get in touch and contact us at volunteer@aerospacebristol.org.

We look forward to welcoming you on-board soon!

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