Volunteer Educational Researcher
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Lauderdale House is a historic house which operates as an Arts and Education centre with a varied artistic programme of exhibitions, classical music, poetry, children’s shows, jazz, and classes. Following generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and John Lyon’s Charity, we have been able to carry out major works which will ensure our long-term sustainability, introduce new facilities, reinforce our heritage and build new income sources. We need Education and Heritage Volunteers to assist with the creation of a new and exciting Education and Heritage programme, and to launch Lauderdale House as an Arts and Heritage centre in Camden. In return you will gain a valuable insight into how an arts centre/historic house operates, and acquire real experience and skills from the Education and Heritage team.
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill
Lauderdale House is a 10 minute walk, uphill, from Archway Tube Station.
Buses 143, 210, 271 ( go directly to the House – Waterlow Park stop).
Basic IT skills - internet & email,Language Skills,Reading & Writing,Research
The ideal candidate:
• Is interested in heritage
• Has experience of, or an interest in, carrying out historical research
• Has experience of, or interest in, creating educational resources for schools and / or families within a school or arts and heritage environment
• Is confident using Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Is a confident communicator, with excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work with the public
• Is reliable, responsible, good humoured, a problem solver, willing to learn and help out as required
Responsibilities and tasks will include:
• Researching the history of Lauderdale House
• Sharing your researching with the Heritage Education Officer using Word or Excel
• Identifying images, documents and other archival records which could be used in educational resources
• Supporting the Heritage Education Officer with the development of resources for schools and families
• Maintaining regular contact with the Heritage Education Officer
You will ideally be able to volunteer for a day a week over at least a three-month period.
We are looking for volunteers of all ages who are looking to acquire new skills and experience as well as those who simply enjoy the opportunity to give something back to the community in a friendly and creative atmosphere. This is an opportunity to gain experience working with school groups. We like to work with people to agree programmes of work for each individual to ensure that everyone finds what they are looking for.
18-25,16-17,18 and over
Teaching & Training,Youth Work,Art & Design,Community Work
We welcome and/or have the resources to support: