RSPB Kelvingrove Events and Activities Assistant

Posted:
Monday 19 November 2012
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Publicity and promotional, Inspiring young people
Location:
Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery

What we're looking for

We are looking for outgoing, creative and enthusiastic individuals to join our team based in the beautiful Kelvingrove Museum & Art Galleries. RSPB Scotland and Kelvingrove museum have a longstanding partnership aimed at enthusing visitors about the natural world and the work that we do to preserve it. We plan and deliver a variety of weekly events within the museum and around the park. We would like you to help in facilitating the activities and in interacting with families to bring your nature stories to life, alongside displaying our pin badges and offering RSPB membership. These activities give us the opportunity to: enthuse people of all ages about nature; introduce our 'Giving Nature a Home' campaign; raise vital funds for conservation through pin boxes.

The skills you need

Whilst knowledge of wildlife and conservation is useful, we are predominantly looking for confident, friendly and reliable individuals with an infectious passion for nature, and a willingness to learn. You will be comfortable talking to children, and happy to engage with the public about the RSPB, and conservation in general. As topics will vary from week to week, you will be willing to build on your existing knowledge, and we will provide all information required for the events to you in advance. You will be happy to assist RSPB staff in offering RSPB membership packages, for which full training will also be provided. This role is ideally suited to someone who thrives in inspiring people - especially children - about wildlife, and who enjoys applying their creativity and enthusiasm in being part of a great cause - saving nature!

Your time

Minimum:
One weekend afternoon per month, 1 – 4pm
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

The chance to volunteer within the iconic Kelvingrove Museum as part of our friendly and knowledgeable team. You will build your experience in helping to run family activities, and will help us inspire and excite the next generation of nature enthusiasts and conservationists, along with their parents! Every week can present new topics and challenges, and you will gain event and fundraising skills whilst making a real difference to the RSPB and our conservation work.

How to apply

Contact

Louise Broatch, Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery
Tel:
Email: Louise.Broatch@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Appropriate training will be provided and travel expenses of up to 25 miles will be reimbursed. The RSPB has a vetting process for all potential staff and volunteers who are applying for a role that involves working with children.

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