The National Sports Museum celebrates the contribution that sport has made within the development of our uniquely Australian culture. The achievements of Australian sportsmen and women at all levels are showcased within interactive exhibitions including sporting artefacts. Their stories and imagery represent all sports played within Australia for the first time, within a single location. The National Sports Museum welcomes expressions of interest from volunteers who will become an integral part of this exciting new museum.
Benefits of Volunteering
Working as a volunteer at the National Sports Museum will have many rewards including:
- Pride and sense of achievement in making a contribution to a national attraction
- Develop new skills and knowledge
- Entertain and inform visitors
- Share your passion for sport
- Be part of the culture and heritage of the MCG
- Fun and enjoyment of working 'on the job' in a team
Requirements of a Volunteer
To be selected to work as a volunteer at the National Sports Museum will require:
- A commitment to the values of the National Sports Museum and high standards of service;
- A regular commitment of time - preferably once a week (including weekends) as well as an overall ongoing committment to the National Sports Museum Volunteer program for a minimum of 12 months;
- Satisfactory completion of an induction training program, and agreement to further ongoing training and professional development;
- Enthusiasm and interest in sport and history;
- Capacity to contribute and work as part of a team, and willingness to learn;
- Computer skills desirable, but not essential;
- A police security check; and
- Agreement to wear a National Sports Museum uniform.
The selection of volunteers is based on selection criteria and must satisfy ongoing performance assessment processes.
Volunteers will be critical to the success of the National Sports Museum and the visitor experience. Volunteer roles for the National Sports Museum will include:
- Assisting visitors with information and directions within gallery spaces
- Visitor reception, logistics support and control
- Supervising interactive activities
- Supervision / guiding of group activities, including school groups
- Basic administrative duties
Volunteer shifts will be scheduled based on morning and afternoon shift times. Volunteers may also be sought to assist during sports events or other MCG related activities linked to the National Sports Museum.
The Melbourne Cricket Club provides training that is interesting, enjoyable and rewarding. A manual will be issued and additional information sheets will supplement basic guidelines and exhibition information.
A period of training will be necessary to familiarise applicants with their mutually agreed duties and to promote a better understanding of the features of the National Sports Museum.
Ongoing training sessions are held to support volunteers in their role.
The National Sports Museum had a large intake of volunteers when the museum first opened in March 2008. Further intakes will occur at periodic intervals depending on staffing requirements. Applicant details will be kept on file by the volunteer coordinator and those deemed suitable will be contacted during the recruitment drives.
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