The City of Sydney are taking registrations for individuals who are interested in volunteering for their 175th Anniversary Exhibition ‘Our City: 175 years in 175 Objects.’
Presented by the City of Sydney Historian, Curatorial and Archives departments, this once in a lifetime exhibition gives locals and visitors alike the chance to see historic items from Sydney Council’s diverse and unique collection.
The curatorial team are calling for volunteers with a love of history to assist. The role of the volunteers is to share their passion for Sydney’s history through greeting visitors, pointing out interesting things in the exhibition, answering questions, and ensuring that the original artefacts are respected by visitors.
The exhibition is in the Lower Town Hall and will run from Friday 27 October to Sunday 12 November, 11am to 4pm 7 days; late night Thursdays 4-7pm. A volunteer shift consists of three hours on the exhibition floor and volunteers are required to turn up 15 mins prior to their shift. There are two shifts a day, 11am-2pm and 1pm-4pm (Thursday evenings 4-7pm). Sunday 5 November requires a full day commitment with lunch provided.
No previous experience necessary, however it is critical that Volunteers attend a staff briefing at Town Hall House, where they will also receive a copy of the exhibition catalogue.
To register your interest, download the Volunteer Details Form here, or at the link below,
and return the completed form to the City of Sydney before Monday 16 October 2017.
Contact Susan Kennedy at SKennedy@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or on 02 9246 7611 for more information.
Where do we send the volunteer form?
Hi Joan, The only direction we received was to send the form to the City of Sydney. I suggest sending it via email to Susan Kennedy at the email listed above. Or, if you would like to send a hard copy through the mail, I suggest you contact Susan at the email or phone number above and ask for a mailing address. Cheers, Amy.
Good afternoon, I’m wondering what training is provided to participants. Thanks.
Hi Terry, All of the information we have been given is posted above. You can follow the “Read More” link to the City of Sydney website or the “Callout” link to the PDF info sheet they provided. If you’d still like to know more, you can contact Susan Kennedy from the City of Sydney at the phone number of email address above. Cheers, Amy.