Get involved

Volunteer archivists with the gallery designer (on left) on the roof terrace at the re-opening of the Museum, May 2011

Teign Heritage is run entirely by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer your time and skills at the Teign Heritage Centre, we would love to hear from you, especially if you would like to be considere for one of the roles below!!.

Teign Heritage belongs to the people of Teignmouth and Shaldon, all its staff work as volunteers and it is an attraction for visitors to the area. It is also used as a venue for various local clubs and activities.  During the school holidays we offer activities for children and during term time different schools arrange educational visits to the museum.

We are open from February half term and March to October on five days a week usually and thus we need people to help in a variety of ways to keep the museum open.  Various skills are needed including helping with the shop and visitors; organising family events and working with schools; administration and accounting; research; publicity and organising events.

Teign Heritage Volunteers

Volunteer Recruitment and Training Officer:

Interested in heritage and your local community? Do you have experience in people management? Want to be part of an enthusiastic, welcoming team?
We need someone to oversee the recruitment and management of our current volunteers, including the stewarding and archiving teams. This post will be for half a day a week, with times flexible to suit you. Please email us if you are interested, or for more information: info@teignheritage.org.uk.

Volunteer Retail Manager:

Interested in heritage and supporting your local community? Do you have experience in retail? Would you like to be part of leading our town’s museum to a better future?
We’re looking for a Volunteer Retail Manager. You’ll be in charge of the museum’s gift shop, including choosing what products to buy to enhance our exhibits, how to best display them to improve visitor experience, and how to strengthen our ties with locally based trades and crafts.

This role will be for half a day a week, with times flexible to suit you. Please email us if you are interested, or for more information: info@teignheritage.org.uk.

Stewards and Relief Stewards:

Are you passionate about local history? Do you want to give back to your community? Want to join our enthusiastic, friendly team?
We’re looking for stewards, who are the face of the museum, welcoming customers, answering their questions, and bringing the museum to life. You’ll be needed for a two hour shift once a week, with full training given and you’ll work alongside a partner.
Can’t commit to that? We also need relief stewards, who are called as required when others are away.

Please email us if you are interested in either position, or for more information: info@teignheritage.org.uk.

Volunteer Education Team Member:

Are you passionate about history? Do you have experience in teaching, or working with children? Would you like to be part of building a brighter future for your local museum?
We’re looking for new members of our Education Team. You’ll work in particular to create and deliver school workshops, as well as other children’s activities tied into the exhibits and displays.

This post will be on an as-required basis, you’ll be working with a team of others so times can be flexible to suit you. Please email us if you are interested, or for more information: info@teignheritage.org.uk.

Volunteer Handy-person:

Do you want to give back to your local community? Do you have experience in care taking or maintenance? Want to be part of our friendly, enthusiastic team?
We need someone able to come in and perform small maintenance tasks, such as changing light bulbs, fixing plumbing and mending doors.

This role will be on an as-required basis. Please email us to apply, or for more information: info@teignheritage.org.uk.