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.
This is a hugely exciting time to join the team to help us enhance the visitor experience, encourage repeat visits and word of mouth recommendations, which will help us to increase our visitor numbers and become better known.
You will assist with the delivery of workshops with a wide range of students, helping them develop their understanding of Bristol’s rich aerospace history and STEM in the real world. You will aim to inspire students to think about how they could make an impact in the aerospace industry, while helping them with the hands on activities and experiences during the session. You will also be involved with the crucial set up and preparation for the day.
Volunteers will be supporting the Learning team in the delivery of educational workshops.
Tasks will include but not be restricted to:
Arriving before schools for a short briefing on the activities for that day
Help with the set-up of the learning rooms
Greet students on arrival and brief them on their days activities
Aid students during the workshops
Reset the learning rooms ready for the next workshops
By supporting the museums objectives you will:
Enable people to participate in and learn about Bristol’s aviation history
Advance learning, skills and training
Conserve Bristol's aerospace heritage through engagement
Celebrate Bristol’s aerospace achievements and inspire a new generation
role reports to
Learning and Community Engagement Manager and Volunteer Coordinator
You will be able to able to choose the days that you would like to volunteer and will be notified in advance of what days workshops will be running. A general shift is from 9:30am – 2:00pm however there is flexibility in respect of the finishing time.
The role will be reviewed regularly.
We are looking for people who:
Have a passion for STEM and inspiring the next generation
Have a willingness to interact with students of all ages and backgrounds
Are able to work as part of a team
Have a willingness to promote the museum and its activities
Be DBS checked (this will be carried out by the museum if you do not already have a certificate)
Please note no previous experience is required and full training will be provided.
Commitment to You
Volunteers will receive training for the role prior to their first day in the galleries
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
What’s in it for You
The opportunity to gain experience at an award winning museum
Gain new skills and experience
The opportunity to meet new people and be part of a friendly and enthusiastic team
Work with our amazing collection of objects
Be able to inspire the next generation
Expand your knowledge of the aerospace industry and the important part that it has played in the lives of Bristol people
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 may be required to undertake a Basic Disclosure Check prior commencing their role.
Why we want you
Aerospace Bristol museum opened in 2017 and is home to the last Concorde ever built and the last to fly when it returned to its birthplace in 2003. 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. If you have a passion for planes, are enthusiastic about education, are mad for museums or are hoping to gain experience for employment then we want to hear from you.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming you on-board soon!