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Farmhouse guides, National Museum of Rural Life

We are currently looking for volunteer farmhouse guides at the National Museum of Rural Life.

Location: National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride 

Opportunity: Our team of Farmhouse Guides provide an essential first-hand introduction and interpretation of the historic farmhouse, with the aim of positively and effectively enhancing the visitor’s experience to the National Museum of Rural Life, paying particular attention to sharing the Reid family history and telling the story of their lives over many generations.

When required: This is an on-going volunteer role at National Museums Scotland. It is flexible with hours and days as there is a rota system in place, but ideally if you can offer half a day per week volunteering it would be welcomed.

See the role description for full details of the tasks and the application form to note your availability.

I enjoy watching the children’s reaction to the farmhouse. Some ask if they can live in the farmhouse they love it so much. I also like it when they ask about the horse shoe on the table in the kitchen, or if they guess it is a horse shoe but want to know why it’s there.
- Ruth, Farmhouse Volunteer Guide
Role Description Farmhouse Guide 2023
PDF (139.5 KB)
Volunteer Application Form National Museums Scotland
PDF (77.4 KB)
Information for Volunteer Applicants - Gaelic
PDF (210.3 KB)
Equal Opportunities Form
DOCX (72.5 KB)
Applicants Privacy Notice
PDF (210.3 KB)

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