Tour Guide

Tour Guide

Long term role · Flexible hours · Starting from 6 Feb 2023
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Dr, Waltham Abbey, England EN9 1JY, United Kingdom
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As a guide you will pass on the wonders of the history, science and nature of this 170 acre site on the tractor trailer tours offered to the visitors.

Detailed description

Visitors can choose to take the 30 minute tractor trailer guided tour around the 170 acre site, where they can see and learn about RGM’s science, nature and history. 

As a guide you will pass on the wonders of the history, science and nature, including the industrial history of the buildings, to the visitors.

We seek someone:

-      With good communication/presentation skills, being able to explain clearly and effectively

-      Having an interest and some knowledge of relevant history/nature

-      Who has a willingness to learn new information and gain a thorough knowledge of the site and its operations.

-      With a willingness to be out of doors in variable weather conditions and the ability to stand on the trailer for the 30 minute tour.

-      Confident and able to work with a wide range of public

-      Reliable, e.g. informing the relevant Royal Gunpowder Mills staff in good time, where possible, if not able to attend on any agreed days/times.

-      To be prepared to engage with the visitors in a friendly, calm and helpful manner

-      Who is able to work as part of the team

Benefits to volunteers:

-   Experience of working in a charity in natural and historic surroundings

-      To be part of a team providing a high quality service to visitors

-      Job satisfaction, working for a worthwhile cause

-      Gain experience and develop your knowledge

-      Learn more about the science, history and nature of the site

Free attendance to our events and training courses (if availability allows)

Ideally you would be willing to volunteer on Sundays and/or occasional weekdays. There is a rota for when we are open to the public, volunteers offer their time and a rota is drawn up to be sure the tours are covered.

All relevant information and training will be provided.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs

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About Royal Gunpowder Mills

RGM is a heritage site and visitor attraction. The charity is reliant on volunteers to help preserve and share the 170 acres of protected industrial and natural history.