Volunteering Opportunities at the Royal Engineers Museum

The Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive at Chatham have a range of volunteering opportunities available. The museum is a short walk from the University’s Medway campus, and is a great organisation that presents the history of the Royal Engineering Corps in an accessible and engaging way.

If you are interested in learning more about management of archives and collections, how to organise and present exhibitions, or how to put together a heritage learning programme, and would like to volunteer your time please head to http://www.re-museum.co.uk/work-with-us/ and get in touch with the REMLA team.

Volunteering: Exhibition Guide at the Royal Engineers Museum

Are you out-going and love meeting people? You could be just the person we are looking for to greet and offer visitors further information about the temporary exhibition at the Museum this summer.

‘The Mechanicals’ temporary exhibition will be at the Museum from 25th July – 3rd September. Your role would involve meeting and greeting visitors to the exhibition, explaining about the exhibits and assisting the Learning Team with the activities for the duration of the exhibition. The exhibition consists of hand-crafted automata that are displayed alongside hands-on exhibits that show the basic mechanisms involved in making the automata work, simplifying the principles behind drives, pulleys, ratchets and levers. The exhibition is accompanies by family friendly activities, creating simple machines inspired by the Mechanicals.

For more details about the role and for how to apply, download the role description: Royal Engineers Museum – Mechanics Exhibition Guide 2017