This summer, Callendar House is hosting an exciting exhibition Gladiators: a cemetery of secrets on loan from the renowned Jorvick Centre in York, and we want to hear from you!
Gladiators: a cemetery of secrets showcases skeletal remains of 6 men whom were decapitated and buried in a cemetery alongside other Roman-age material in York. Recent research has uncovered more about who these men were, where they came from, how they died and evidence suggests that they were Gladiators active in Northern Britain.
Callendar House is hosting the exhibition from 18th May to 6th October 2019.
We are inviting individuals to share their passion for history and/or the arts and join us as Gallery Volunteers for this exciting opportunity volunteering at a World Heritage Site. Gallery Volunteers will help us engage our visitors with this special exhibition of the suspected Gladiators, which will be shown for the first time in Scotland at Callendar House. Volunteers will meet and greet visitors and provide informal tours or information about the displays. All volunteers will be trained accordingly and will truly add that extra spark to this exciting new exhibition!
For more information and guidance on how to apply please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits to self
• Share your passion for history and meet like-minded people;
• Gain knowledge about Roman history and archaeology and their impact on the UK;
• Skills development in teamwork, confidence building, communication etc.
• Work experience in a museum/visitor attraction.
Benefits to others
• Contribute to the support of a local community cultural/museum services.
•Enhance the experience of visitors to Callendar House for their learning and enjoyment of the exhibition.
There will be 2 days of mandatory training prior to the opening of the exhibition between April and May 2019.
The training will be provided to all volunteers to develop knowledge of the exhibition, the behind the scenes operations of an exhibition, and standard practice for engaging with visitors.
Hours per week
Atleast one 3.5 shift per week but flexible to suit your availability.
Support and supervision details
Training will be provided by the exhibitions officer, cultural coordinator and venues supervisor. The cultural coordinator and venues supervisors will be on hand for supervision and there is a team of venues assistant staff who you will liaise with on a day to day basis.