Sherwood Forest Costume Maker

Wednesday 24 January 2018
Vacancy type:
Volunteering at home, Community groups

What we're looking for

We are looking for skilled machinists or seamstress to help create medieval costumes for the storyteller volunteers at Sherwood Forest. As a Sherwood costumier you will: -Attend a workshop to learn about the patterns we have chosen and how to put them together. The workshop is on the 14 March 2018 Depending on your time and capacity, take costumes home to put together Help the costume team fit volunteers into their costumes when the storytellers are recruited. This is optional if you have the time We would like some volunteers to remain as a costumier for Sherwood Forest as there is likely to be new volunteers needing costumes and repairs to be made.

The skills you need

Experience using a sewing machine Well organised and able to meet a deadline

Your time

One half day per week
All year round

What's in it for you?

Sherwood Forest is known the world over, and you will be working in the UK's most famous woodland. You will be part of something truly special. We will be creating these costumes to be as authentic as possible and with fabric that should last many years. Your creation will be seen by thousands of visitors, and because of your hard work, hundreds of people will have a magical and memorable visit to Sherwood Forest If you can't commit to regular volunteering, this flexible role that can be done from home could be for you.

How to apply


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