The Museum of Bath at Work is concerned with the commercial development of Bath and its immediate surroundings since Roman times and has operated since 1978. With only one member of salaried staff, volunteers have been needed since the beginning to allow the museum to operate. In particular the museum needs help in:
- Visitor service. That is to say, giving guided tours (training given, no previous experience necessary!) selling tickets, helping out with school visits (less frightening than it sounds)
- Research and putting together temporary exhibitions, dealing with public enquiries, cataloguing, that sort of thing
- Maintenance. The museum occupies an 18th century building which constantly needs care (in particular volunteers are needed with a `head for heights’ as the director doesn’t have one). In addition the exhibits need attention, particularly those which operate.
- Fundraising, administration and so on. Volunteers are needed in practically every aspect of museum operation so it would make sense, if interested to contact the museum for more information
Contact: Stuart Burroughs, Director, Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road, BATH BA1 2RH 01225 318348 or mobaw@hotmaiLcom