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Assistant Volunteer Gallery Manager, The Historic Lifeboat Collection, Chatham

Assistant Volunteer Gallery Manager, The Historic Lifeboat Collection, Chatham

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    Temporary / Interim

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    Volunteers Team

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    about 4 years ago

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RNLI heritage is defined as the story of our people and service since 1824.  In order to protect and preserve our history, the heritage team collect and care for objects and archives and make these accessible through our museums to the public.

The RNLI Historic Lifeboat Collection at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham; is the UK’s largest collection of historic lifeboats, which together have saved hundreds of lives off the coasts of the UK and Republic of Ireland; where the public can discover their stories, and those of their fearless crews. From an 1897 pulling and sailing lifeboat, to the familiar Arun class and Blue Peter inflatable inshore lifeboats, it’s a showcase of how lifeboats have evolved over the past century.

The role of Volunteer Assistant Gallery Manager is to support the Volunteer Gallery Manager in coordinating the activity of the RNLI volunteer teams at Chatham. You’ll also be thinking of new ways to engage our audience, helping to develop display and interpretation in the gallery and working with the RNLI to deliver our strategy for the collection.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who is willing to give some time to get to know the collection of the RNLI and help protect and preserve its heritage.  You may already have experience in this area or be looking to gain some new skills; if you are interested we would love to hear from you. 

In getting involved in this opportunity you will be contributing towards raising awareness of the RNLI and supporting saving lives at sea.

This is a volunteer opportunity within the RNLI.  RNLI volunteers are people who, unpaid and of their own free will, contribute their time, energy and skills to support the purposes of the RNLI.  RNLI volunteers may perform a variety of tasks and duties, under direction and guidance, using their skills, knowledge and time to help the RNLI best achieve its objectives.

We respect and honour our volunteers by building trust and understanding.  Such a partnership is not intended to be a legally binding contract or to have mutuality of obligation, but instead express a voluntary two-way commitment where everyone gains satisfaction from being part of our organisation.

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