supporting, developing and representing community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Volunteering Opportunity: VO47088
Guide with The Scottish Fisheries Museum.
Created/last updated: 04/08/2020
About this opportunity:
We are looking for people to guide tour groups around our displays which chart the story of fishing in Scotland from the earliest times to the present • Our collections cover all aspects of the industry from technology (boats and gear) and associated trades (such as fish processing or boat building) to community life, living conditions and culture • We have models, paintings, costume, charts and plans as well as boats and equipment • We are visited by many groups - schools, universities, tour groups of all nationalities etc • What we need are enthusiastic people who can communicate a story to various types of group - knowledge of fishing is not compulsory as full training will be given - the ability to enthuse and inform an audience is more important •
no upper age limit has been specified
We will give a tour of the museum initially. There is a guides' manual giving information on the displays. Then the new guide will accompany an existing guide on a tour. On the second tour, the new guide will be asked to take over at some points. Ongo
Out of pocket expenses paid?
We need a good communicator, someone who can establish a rapport with a group and make a tour fun as well as informative. They must be willing to learn about the subject and be sensitive to preservation issues regarding eg handling of objects on display
Restrictions on who can volunteer
Child Protection - volunteer will work unsupervised.
Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Trial Period
No, not for this opportunity.
Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther.
On bus routes frm St Andrews and Leven (may be asked to give talks at other venues - only if possible).
This opportunity is not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).