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  • Exhibition Guide
    with North Queensferry Heritage Trust

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO65598 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020



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    About this opportunity:Exhibition guides will have as their main responsibility, on a rota basis, for opening/closing and the security of the building, interacting with visitors on questions about the exhibition, organising the daily video programme; providing general information to visitors from available brochures.

    North Queensferry Railway Station located at the north end of the Forth bridge was built in 1890 a few months after the opening of the bridge. Refurbishment of the building was started in 2012 by the North Queensferry Station Trust (NQHT) with completion expected for early 2017.
    The Gallery rooms are managed by NQHT to showcase the exhibition on the station history and the Forth Bridge. Keeping the station building open and secure with the help of a team of volunteers is now seen as a priority. Further improvements to the current exhibitions is planned with a range of Forth Bridge artefacts on show. New exhibitions are already being planned for 2017/18.
    The installation of a large screen TV/Monitor is also planned where a range of video clips, relevant to the exhibition, can be shown. This installation should ensure the large gallery (formerly the waiting room) is fully equipped for use as a meeting venue by outside organisations.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Induction training will involve explanation of expected duties regarding opening and closing the building, the building layout and safety points to be aware of. Also basic exhibition and travel information.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Point to point free train travel is available from Scotrail for volunteers working a minimum of 10 hours per month.

    Experience required:Ability to interact with visitors and answer questions on the exhibition and other matters of concern.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Informal Chat; Interview; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsOpportunity takes place at North Queensferry Railway Station: nearby car parking facilities available if unable to travel by train as well as local bus services.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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