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Baby Gallery Takeover Volunteer

As part of our Mouse House Under 5’s Programme we are due to run our Second Baby Gallery Takeover event. It will be an opportunity for babies and their carers to discover the unique qualities of a museum environment and how museums can contribute to their learning journeys as they grow.

What's involved?

On Friday 16th November we will be inviting 50 babies to engage with a series of opportunities to get hands on with our collections and explore some pop up sensory spaces. These will include a woodland zone for tummy time, a ‘singing pond’, a river with a ‘greek twist’, and a feathery zone.

We are looking for volunteers that will be able to commit to 3.5hours of their time between 9am – 12.30pm on Friday 16th November, and an additional hour to meet with our event organiser prior to this date.

Between 30th October – 10th November

  • Meet with our event organiser to discuss the event in more detail and what you will be doing on the day (1 hour)

Friday 16th November

Before the event starts: (1 Hour)

  • Help to set up some of our sensory spaces, and familiarization with the space

During the event: (2 Hours)

  • Direct visitors to the event
  • Help support babies and their carers in discovering new experiences through playful interaction.
  • Support babies and carers in feeling some of our curious objects with care.
  • Help our visitors to feel welcomed.

After the event: (30 minutes)

  • Help to pack away sensory spaces and objects.

Why get involved?

  • Gain experience supporting a nationally recognised museum learning programme
  • Develop skills engaging with babies aged 0 – 14 months and their carers
  • Develop your CV

*Please note: we are happy to cover some volunteer transport costs involved with this role.

How to get involved?

  1. Log in or sign up to Volunteer for TWAM.
  2. Accept this challenge.
  3. Await a response from us with more information.
  4. Meet with a member of the Learning Team at the Great North Museum: Hancock prior to the event.

Ideal Skills

  • Customer Service
  • Working with Children (under 5's)
  • Working as part of a team

Ideal Interests

  • Meeting new people
  • Working with the public

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