LGBTQ+ Tour Guide

A team of volunteer tour guides will be delivering tours of Colchester Castle exploring some LGBTQ+ themes in history. A tour has already been developed for the guides to learn, but new content is always welcome so there is opportunity for volunteers to do their own research to add to the tours.
Ideal skills
  • - Working independently
  • - Computers + technology
  • - Attention to detail
  • - Talking to people
  • - Listening to people
Ideal interests
  • - Working with people of all ages
  • - Opportunities in Colchester
  • - Social history collections
  • - Storytelling

Are you interested in volunteering for this opportunity?

What’s involved?

This opportunity will be dependent on bookings. We look to trial the tours in June 2024, with the option to have them available more regularly afterwards. We’re looking to engage 3-4 volunteers who will learn the tour in their own time, come into Colchester Castle for some initial training, and then deliver the tour when needed. We envisage this may be no more often than once a month.

Duties will include:

  • Delivering LGBTQ+ tours to visitors at Colchester Castle
  • Attending training on how to deliver the LGBTQ+ tours.

Duties could include:

  • Researching and adding to the content of the LGBTQ+ tours.

We’re looking for reliable people with good communication skills who can undertake internet research with support from the Collections and Learning Curator. To be considered for this role, sign up and express your interest before 9 am on 30 April 2024.

We expect this role to be quite popular, so please email us a few words on why you’re interested to Ben.Paites@colchester.gov.uk.

Why get involved?

Volunteering with us offers a great opportunity to anyone with a keen interest in the arts or museums or looking for valuable experience for the future. You will be contributing to the museum’s aim of sharing history with our visitors in fun and varied ways.

How to get involved?

To be considered for this role, simply sign up and express your interest before 9 am on 30 April 2024. We expect this role to be quite popular, so please email us a few words on why you're interested. This email should be sent to Ben.Paites@colchester.gov.uk. You may be contacted for an informal chat, and if both sides are happy, you may be invited to join our volunteer team. We are incredibly fortunate and typically receive more expressions of interest than we can accommodate. If you are unable to be involved this time, please continue to follow us. Hopefully, another opportunity will arise in the coming months.

Are you interested in volunteering for this opportunity?

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