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Your overall focus will involve assessing, informing and coordinating the volunteer requirements of the Museum, inclusive of selection, on-boarding, rewarding and recognising the organisation's volunteers.

You will enjoy:

  • Role diversity
  • Working with genuine and passionate people
  • Building our Volunteer Program

Main duties:

  • Recruiting volunteers
  • Assessing skills and requirements
  • Arranging for appropriate training when needed
  • Arranging for background checks
  • Review volunteer codes of conduct, policies and procedures
  • Communicate frequently with volunteers to ensure they are happy
  • Ensuring the purpose of the organisation and its activities are clearly communicated
  • Keeping records of volunteers’ information
  • Helping to arrange trips, get togethers etc for volunteers

Requirements: This position will suit you if you are a good communicator who is comfortable with giving direction, while being consultative and understanding. The ability to work with others is important. You will need to be a good organiser.

For this role you will need to have:

  • Strong appreciation for the vital contribution that volunteers make
  • Good communication skills
  • A positive attitude and a proactive approach
  • Computer and time management skills
  • Drive, enthusiasm and a sense of purpose

Time Commitment: This position is an ongoing role with flexible days/hours, but we would prefer a person who is willing to spend at least 5 to 8 hours a week at the museum helping with other projects or tasks. you will initially familiarise yourself with our volunteers and how we operate.

We encourage all of our volunteers to learn admissions and shop procedures so they can act as stand-ins for short periods if required.

The Museum is opened on Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends between 10am and 4pm.

This is a truly rewarding role for the right person and one that you can make your own. Please note the role is a unpaid position.

About us: The Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum has been in community hands since its opening in 1996. We are a volunteer, not for profit organisation. Our mission is to inform and educate the public on the historical, cultural, and engineering significance and achievements of the Factory. Further information on the work of the Museum can be found on our website.