Ramsey Rural Museum

Volunteer vacancies

Ramsey Rural Museum needs people with specific skills to help us move forward

Please get in touch with us if you think you can lend a hand.

We are quite flexible of time and location where the effort is put in so please get in touch if you have any of these skills and could lend your time and experience to the Museum.

Trustees are volunteers with specific skills, experience who lead on their areas of knowledge. The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance of the museum and can act with a volunteer capacity i.e. doing the role or as subject matter lead overseeing the subject.

Please email info@ramseyruralmuseum.co.uk for more information or to ask questions or to request an Application Form

Volunteer Trustees and Advisers

Marketing & PR – Lead

Member of the board of Trustees

Specific experience in Marketing and Publicity and the current media available for use by the museum

Prepared to oversee this subject and/or to additionally undertake the role.

Fundraising – Lead

Member of the board of Trustees

Specific experience in Fundraising within the Heritage ‘Nor for Profit’ sector.

Prepared to oversee this subject and/or to additionally undertake the role.

Legal & HR

Adviser to the board of Trustees

Not required to be a Trustee this role should be filled by a current or recently retired solicitor who wishes to help the museum with its limited legal needs

Accountant

Adviser to the board of Trustees

Not required to be a Trustee this role should be filled by a current or recently retired accountant who wishes to help the museum with its tax and accounting processes, planning and liabilities.

Museum Mentor

Adviser to the board of Trustees

Not required to be a Trustee this role should be filled by a current or recently retired heritage practitioner or consultant who wishes to help the museum with its structure, strategy, planning and interaction with the marketplace. Knowledge of local heritage practitioners and interaction with this wider group is beneficial.

Volunteers

Museum Business Manager

Reports to the Operations Committee

To run all aspects of the museum re visitor handling. admissions, tea room, gift shop, book shop, attractions, use of the site e.g. children’s activities, Room Stewards, maps, etc. More to add !!

Catering Manager

Reports to the Operations Committee

Menu, pricing, stock purchase, events (for tea room) events for other shows, cleaning, rota

Marketing and PR lead

Reports to the Operations Committee

Lead on all marketing and PR. Liaise with social media and website managers for a brand and single message approach. Ensure our name is ALWAYS in the public domain for a GOOD reason !!

Fundraising Lead

Reports to the Operations Committee

Take ownership of all fundraising to include, donations, gift aid, crowd funding, promotions, grants, grant searches.

Researcher(s)

Volunteers are required as artefact researchers. There are significant numbers of artefacts held in the museums collections and most require more research to be undertaken and written up both for publication and for visitor information. This task does not require attendance at the museum however occasional attendance will be beneficial.

Curator

Reports to the Operations Committee

Continual research on artefacts, deciding on the ‘brand’

Bookkeeper

Reports to the Treasurer

To handle all day to day income and payments and record in the ledger. It is imperative that the existing procedures and policies are followed.

Artefact Recorder

Reports to the MODES System Manager

To record artefact information in the MODES system after undertaking any research required. It is imperitive that the existing procedures and policies are followed.

Conservator(s)

Reports to the Conservation Manager

To work on all artefacts as designated and agreed by the Conservation team and Operations Committee to the agreed standard i.e. Stabilise, Conserve or renovate.

Learning/Educator

Reports to the Outreach/Learning Manager

This person would ensure that the collections in the museum act as a learning resource for people of all ages. Ideally, this would be achieved by developing, delivering and publishing varied, age related, quality activities for classes, groups or individuals.

Gift Shop Manager

Reports to the Operations Committee

To run the Gift Shop, undertake training and courses as designated by the Operations Committee for the retail enterprise in a small museum, undertake purchasing, pricing and stock control as defined. The style of item sold to be agreed by the Operations Committee.

Volunteer Coordinator

Reports to the Operations Committee

To liaise with all volunteers, keep a communication channel between the volunteers and the management committee, ensure that all volunteers are content with their roles, challenge volunteers to get the best from them and to make sure all roles are covered adequately, ensure work plans are communicated and volunteers are aware of the long and short term museum objectives.

Catering Team

Reports to the Catering Manager

Volunteers are needed to cover the tea room for museum open sessions, event days and other bookings. This requires working as a team member for a shift selling teas, coffees, soft drinks, cakes and other snacks.