Volunteer Guide at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

Volunteer Guide at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

Long term role · Flexible hours
SG10 6EE, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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Summary

Volunteer Guides help bring Henry Moore's artwork to life by guiding school, college and group visitors around the sculptor's former estate.

Detailed description

Do you have an enthusiasm for art and culture, or experience in education? Do enjoy spending time surrounded by art and nature?

 

We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our community of Volunteer Guides at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens and help bring Henry Moore’s work to life for our educational and group visitors.


Who we are

Henry Moore is one of the most important and influential artists of the twentieth century. From 1940 until his death in 1986, Moore lived and worked in the small hamlet of Perry Green Hertfordshire, where he acquired over 70 acres of land and set up various studios, creating the perfect place to make and show his art in nature. Although Moore’s work travelled across the globe, he understood that it was here in Perry Green that the most profound understanding of his work could be gained.


What we do

Perry Green is now the home to the Henry Moore Foundation: the charity established by the artist in 1977 to support the visual arts, safeguard his legacy and preserve the unique experience of visiting his home and studios. Moore’s home, studios and gardens are open to visitors as Henry Moore Studios & Gardens from April to the end of October each year.


What we can do for you

·      The opportunity to learn new skills

·      Meet and make new friends

·      Enhance your knowledge of the arts and our work at

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

·      Become part of a dedicated team of volunteers

·      Free entry to our site for family or guests

·      20% discount in our shop


Our team

Our enthusiastic team of Volunteer Guides lead guided tours for a wide range of adult groups, schools and students from April to late October.


The time commitment is flexible to accommodate their availability which ranges from a couple of tours a month to a couple a week.

Tours include the sculpture gardens and studios and take place in the mornings from 10am or in the early afternoon, on Wednesday to Friday, plus occasional weekends.


Primary school group tours are last for either 45 minutes or 1h30m, with secondary school and adult groups taking 1h30m. 

What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Henry Moore Foundation

Founded by Henry Moore, one of the great sculptors of the 20th century, in 1977, the Henry Moore Foundation was set up to encourage public appreciation of the visual arts.

Today we support innovative sculpture projects, devise an imaginative programme of exhibitions and research worldwide, and preserve the legacy of Moore himself at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens near Much Hadham.