Radstock Museum is a Local History Museum that celebrates the Community, its life and times, of the Victorian era in the Radstock area.

But it isn’t just a building with a collection of objects; it’s also a community of People…….

We are a registered charity, receiving no public funding, and so are totally dependent on the support of People: Visitors and Volunteers together. The Curator/Manager is the only employee. The rest of the ‘staff’ are Volunteers, who work in co-ordinated teams, and they are the key to the success of the Museum.

There is a lot going on! Please consider coming to join us in our work.

Whatever your experience or specialism we can offer you a rewarding Volunteer experience in support of the Community in North Somerset.
Transferrable skills are particularly useful.

We can offer you the opportunity to:
•Meet new people within your local community
•Learn more about local history
•Develop your skills and experience working with people within a Heritage setting
•Make a difference

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We are currently recruiting Volunteers for a wide range of positions within the Museum.
Follow the links to read more about the Front of House and Back of House opportunities.

 

 

 

 

The Front of House Volunteer opportunities are available during Museum opening hours which are 2.00pm until 5.00pm from Tuesday to Friday and on Sundays. On Saturdays, between 11.00am and 5.00pm. Your contribution can be as great or as little as you choose. The time that you give to Front of House can be as little as a few hours per month or you could offer to do a regular afternoon or Saturday morning. This can all be arranged to suit your other commitments.

 

Front-of-House opportunities include:

•Receptionists
•Museum Stewards
•People to serve in the Shop
•People to make and serve refreshments in our cosy tea shop

Front of House and Back of House Volunteering roles are not mutually exclusive; indeed many of our Volunteers have roles in both areas. Support work Back of House is complemented by meeting Museum visitors Front of House and Front of House working often leads to an interest in the hidden roles of our Museum Volunteers.

Back-of-House Volunteers often use their specialist or technical skills as:

 

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•Museum Trustees

•Company Secretary to the registered Charity

•Publicity, Media and IT specialists

•Exhibition preparers and presenters

•Educators in our school visits programme

•Documentation Team members

•Researchers

 

The Back of House Volunteer teams often work when the Museum is closed to visitors. Some of them work from home.

 

 

If you see something that attracts you then please be in touch, either by contacting the Museum at the address below or by calling in for a chat.

If you have a skill not mentioned here then we would also love to hear from you.

Please contact: Radstock Museum, Waterloo Road, Radstock, BA3 3EP

T: 01761 437722

For our current Museum Volunteers

We are establishing a database for our current Museum Volunteers to enable them to quickly receive up-to-date information via email. If you are already a Museum Volunteer you can join the database by clicking this

LINK

which will take you to the Volunteer database sign-up form.