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  • Translator
    with The Scottish Fisheries Museum

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO70530 - Created/last updated: 09/07/2018


    About this opportunity:The Scottish Fisheries Museum welcomes visitors from around the world to see our fantastic collection of objects and archives telling the story of our fishing communities. We would like to convey our stories to these visitors in their own language - and this is where we are looking for volunteers.

    The guidebook covers each room in turn, explaining our key themes and describing some of the most important objects on show. While visiting the museum to see and learn from our displays would be an advantage, the majority of this task could be done from home.

    This would be a good way for a language learner/dual speaker to learn about our history and extend their vocabulary while making a real difference to the experience of our non-English speaking visitors.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Induction to relevant museum staff, guided tour of the museum, introduction to resources, assigning of work space if required. Ongoing training will be offered as required and support will be offered in the form of one-to-one meetings with supervisor, ema
    Out of pocket expenses paid?

    Experience required:Good reading and writing ability in English and one other language to enable accurate translation.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThis role can be home or office based, however we would ask you to make an initial visit to the museum. Scottish Fisheries Museum, St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife, KY10 3AB.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity please call us on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this brief form:
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