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Sewing Volunteers for Maid costumes - skirts and aprons

National Trust of Australia (Vic)

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Postion title : NTAV Sewing Volunteer
Location: Remote
Start Date : Flexible

Hours required per week : Flexible but with minimum requirement of 6 hours estimated to complete one costume.

NTAV Education facilitators wear outfits similar to the clothing worn by 1800s housekeepers, maids, laundry maids, and gardeners. Their outfits give students a sense of the challenges presented by that style of clothing when completing the daily tasks of house staff.

Volunteer activities include: Cutting out to pattern and sewing long skirts and aprons.
NTAV will supply and deliver all materials and patterns to Volunteers. Knowledge and Skills required :
Interest in history Ability to use a sewing machine and must have own machine

Volunteer Benefits include ; Social and community benefits: Connections with likeminded people. Behind-the-scenes access to Victorian heritage.

You will be one of a team of experienced volunteers. The National Trust is a not for profit organisation that aims to conserve Australia’s history and heritage for present and future generations.

Volunteers can be provided with a letter of reference.

As part of the application process, we will ask you to agree to register as a National Trust Volunteer. Orientation and training are provided. Sewing Volunteers are Not required to have a current Working with Children’s Card (free for volunteers).

If this sounds like you..(or someone you know), please get in touch for more information [email protected] and please share this with your networks.

Thank you for considering volunteering with us. We believe in inclusiveness, diversity, and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of that. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities, and identities to apply to our vacancies.

We promote diversity and practice equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.