Heritage Welcome Volunteer

Brighton Dome and Festival

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The re-opening of the Corn Exchange at the start of November 2023 will allow members of the public to experience our incredible regency buildings outside of events, without a ticket!

You will be providing short tours and talks about the history of the Corn Exchange: this could incorporate a special interest of your own, such as architecture, women’s suffrage, musical history, and regency history. We will be developing guides and talking point materials as a group so that you have information that you can refer to whilst volunteering.

  •  Being a friendly and welcoming presence
  •  Sharing knowledge with the public in a kind, approachable, and interesting manner
  •  Directing the public around the building with opportunities to provide short tours and ten-minute talks
  •  Carrying out checks to ensure the venue is presentable, tidy, and free from hazards(supported by Duty Manger on shift to fix any issues)
  •  During times where the building is quiet, use a laptop to carry out further research.

Skills

Requirements:

  • Friendly and enthusiastic when interacting with members of the public
  • Team player, and adaptable to working well with other volunteers and Brighton Dome staff
  • Interest in historical and heritage sites
  • Committed to Brighton Dome’s values of inclusivity, accessibility, diversity, and equality
  • Able to respond calmly to the unexpected and recognise safety issues
  • Able to work shifts that take place during opening hours (10-4 Thursday, Friday, Saturday).

Benefits

  • Being apart of an amazing volunteers team, and wider Brighton Dome community
  • Interesting and varied training, such as sighted guided, and tours and talks workshops 
  • Behind the scenes looks at one of Brighton's most iconic venues.

When do I need to be available?

Details Shifts will be for four hours, morning or afternoon on Thursday, Friday or Saturday mornings
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

12a Pavilion Buildings
Castle Square
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 1EE

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training