Wanted: history buff
Would you like to make a valuable contribution to the preHistorisch Dorp? Do you know a lot about history and are you creative? Would you like to take a look behind the scenes? Then maybe a role as education and display volunteer is just the thing for you!
In this role, you support the activities of the museum manager. You will get a chance to observe experienced museum professionals and guide them in their challenges. One of your responsibilities will be to develop activities that the inhabitants of the museum can do with our visitors. Or you can research a specific historical subject: this can be for quiz questions on social media, for an educational and informative sign for an event, or… You have heaps of creative ideas and know how to communicate information in an accessible manner.
The preHistorisch Dorp is the most kid-friendly museum in the province of Noord-Brabant. An open-air museum where visitors of all ages are actively reliving past daily life. You can travel through time and experience six historical time periods through living history, from early prehistoric times until the late Middle Ages. The museum has well over 70,000 visitors a year, many of which are families with children. Besides 11 regular employees and about 40 seasonal employees, more than 180 volunteers help out at the preHistorisch Dorp.
What will you get in return?
- A fun volunteer job with driven colleagues
- A chance to contribute to our educational goals
- A unique working atmosphere in a historical setting, beautifully located in the green zone Genneper Parken
- Fun social gatherings with other volunteers
- Guidance by someone who can help out with any questions
- Free entrance for yourself and your partner and/or children
Come as you are
We give everyone an opportunity to be themselves. The great diversity in backgrounds and perspectives of our team is its core and its strength. Eindhoven and its surroundings are buzzing with diversity! At the preHistorisch Dorp we applaud this and strive to be a lively representation of this multicultural area. We believe in embracing a variety in backgrounds and perspectives and we invite everyone to take part in our historical adventure.
Are you interested?
You would have to be available for at least half a day per week. We will determine how often, on which day, and where you work together and we can offer some flexibility in your schedule.
How to apply
If you would like more information, you can send an email to Yvonne Lammers, museum manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you would rather come by for an exploratory conversation, please send a short letter of application with your résumé to the above-mentioned email address. We would love to hear from you!