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Story first seen in Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum microsite.
- a believer of lifelong learning?
- interested in sharing your knowledge of natural history and heritage with museum visitors from all walks of life?
Be a part of LKCNHM’s volunteer gallery guide family
The LKCNHM Gallery Guiding Programme aims to support the gallery and Museum by training guides to provide an enhanced visitor experience for our large and diverse audience. We hope this will inspire a life-long commitment and understanding to the natural world.
Role: Gallery guide at Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Purpose and responsibilities: To enhance visitor experience by interacting with the public and giving them more information about the various exhibits and the biodiversity and heritage galleries
Commitment: At least a year
Day/time: Any day except Mondays, for four hours per session
Frequency: At least once a month
Skills and qualification: No particular skills, experience or qualifications needed! However,essential criteria are:
- keen interest in natural history and heritage,
- willingness to make a commitment,
- enjoy sharing information with, and enthusing people.
Training: In-house training will be provided over the course of a month (approximately 15 hours). This includes orientation and introduction to the museum, gallery familiarisation, effective guiding techniques (communications skills and questioning strategies), interacting with visitors, zone specialisation, learning from objects, script development, health and safety and gallery procedures.
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted on the second week of August. We will be in touch one week as soon as we can to schedule it.