Event assistants are responsible helping in the production of events from conception through to completion. Events can include:
• exhibitions and fairs
• fundraising and social events
What could be involved?
• Assisting the Visitor Services team in providing a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors as the public face of the Museum of East Anglian Life at events
• Helping visitors with orientation of the site and its facilities.
• Becoming familiar with and following the Museum of East Anglian Life’s Health and Safety Policy.
• Helping museum staff with the set up of events. This may involve preparation of buildings, build marquees, move and clean tables and chairs for various events though out the year
• Giving any other appropriate assistance as may be reasonably requested on the day of the event.
• Help with the distribution of publicity materials and general promotion before and during events if required.
• Assisting with keeping all areas tidy and clean though out event.
• Bar work as and when needed (depending on age)
• Helping with the take down of events, involving returning buildings back to original set up, taking down marquees and all else that may be requires.
• Recording of the event using digital media
• Helping museum staff with feedback and surveys forms
This role will suit people who... have an enthusiastic and friendly manner, enjoy meeting people, like working inside or outside, operating as part of a team and who are keen to learn.
Digital media skills
Bar work 18+
Other volunteering 16+
This is a role that takes place during our events, we have on average one event a month that can be days or evenings.
The museum is a charity with an educational purpose. Its principal activity is to preserve, research and display its collection of historic buildings and artefacts reflecting varied aspects of East Anglian life, and to provide displays and events to attract a wide cross-section of visitors for amenity and educational purposes. It was founded in 1967 by the Suffolk Local History Society and the then East Suffolk County Council. It was enhanced and developed jointly by the Abbot’s Hall Trust and Suffolk County Council, each of which is responsible for part of the land. In 1985, the museum was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and given charitable status.
Today, the Museum of East Anglian Life is a social enterprise sharing the compelling story of East Anglian lives through historic buildings, collections and landscape. We aim to enrich people’s lives, encouraging enjoyment, learning and participation through our public programmes, training and volunteering schemes. The museum is a space for people to be active, learn new things, look at the world differently, make friends and give something back.