Exhibition Assistant at The Wellington Trust

 Exhibition Assistant at The Wellington Trust

To mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the merchant ship SS Otaki, and the 75th anniversary of the Richmond Castle sinking, The Wellington Trust is hosting the 'Abandon Ship!' exhibition. Between 21 May-6 November 2017. The exhibition & events programme will explore the stories of the two ships, the fates of their crews, and wider themes of abandoning ship and survival at sea.

The project is being supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and offers lots of ways for volunteers to get involved. The main responsibility will be to provide orientation for visitors, stewarding, assisting with Front of House and events

There are opportunities to:

  • Research & write exhibition interpretation texts and blog articles
  • Gain practical experience in object handling, display, and exhibition set up
  • Write and present informal mini-lectures for visitors
  • Develop and deliver family workshops and activities Volunteers will be supported by experienced museum & heritage professionals, who will work with them on individual training plans to develop new skills.

Reasonable travel expenses will be paid and volunteers will get a free lunch and refreshments on board. Certificates and letters of reference can be provided at the end of the exhibition.


The exhibition will be open on Sundays & Mondays from 11am to 5pm. Volunteers interested in taking part in programme delivery must be available for a minimum of 2 days in a month.


For more information or to discuss ways you might be able to take part, please email Solmaz Kennedy on abandonship1@outlook.com