RSPB Kelvingrove Visitor and Events Assistant

Posted:
Monday 10 December 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Publicity and promotional, Inspiring young people
Location:
Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery

What we're looking for

Are you enthusiastic about the environment and have a passion for saving wildlife? Do you want to do something special to help children and their families experience and connect with the natural world? The RSPB in Kelvingrove museum interacts with the public enthusing people about nature as well as the work of the RSPB. We carry out a range of events both inside the museum and outside the park to engage with visitors of all ages. As well as promoting RSPB membership and highlighting RSPB pin badges. We would like your help providing an amazing natural history experience to museum and park visitors. We need you to chat to the public and get involvedwith our children's activities. We want visitors to leave feeling enthused about the RSPB and eager to learn more.

The skills you need

We are looking for confident, reliable, friendly people to aid in delivering events at the Kelvingrove museum. You will be happy to approach members of the public to engage with them about the RSPB and conservation issues in general and communicate with people of all ages. Topics covered can vary from local wildlife to species of international concern, therefore good general knowledge of wildlife would be an advantage, but a willingness to learn is essential. All information needed for events will be provided but volunteers will be encouraged to add their own knowledge. You should be happy to aid the RSPB staff in offering RSPB membership packages to museum visitors. Full training will be provided if you wish to get involved with this. The role is ideally suited to anyone who thrives on inspiring people about wildlife and wishes to gain experience doing this.

Your time

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

What's in it for you?

You'll gain people engagement experience working in the beautiful Kelvingrove Museum as a part of our lovely RSPB team, made up of staff and volunteers. You can try your hand at running family activities and spreading our love of the natural world to other people. You'll gain useful education and membership recruitment skills that will make a real difference to the RSPB and our conservation work. You will gain experience in RSPB work and campaigns as well as delivering events and engaging with children through craft activities and environmental education.

How to apply

Contact

Colleen Turner, Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery
Tel:
Email: Colleen.Turner@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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