Museum Volunteers: Good Practice in the Management of Volunteers

Museum Volunteers: Good Practice in the Management of Volunteers

by Sinclair Goodlad, Stephanie McIvor, Goodlad Sinclai
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415182093

ISBN-13: 9780415182096

Pub. Date: 06/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Museum Volunteers is a practical handbook on the use of volunteers as interpreters within museums. Drawing on key examples of outstanding practice from the UK and North America, this book forms a unique resource on volunteerism.
This book:
* reviews research on the changing priorities of museums
* examines a form of volunteering that has

Overview

Museum Volunteers is a practical handbook on the use of volunteers as interpreters within museums. Drawing on key examples of outstanding practice from the UK and North America, this book forms a unique resource on volunteerism.
This book:
* reviews research on the changing priorities of museums
* examines a form of volunteering that has provided benefits to all participants in an activity similar to museum interpretation - student tutoring
* describes and analyses the strengths of five exceptional volunteer programmes in Canada and the USA
* reports the finding of five volunteer programmes set up and managed by the authors in the Science Museum, London
* examines the development process of the pilot studies and the consequent establishment of a permanent volunteer programme in the Science Museum, London
* discusses the mutual benefits that volunteer programmes can bring to museums and volunteers
* offers suggestions on the practical day-to-day management and administration of volunteers.
This book is essential reading for anyone involved with the management and administration of a museum, or, is thinking of offering their services to a museum as a volunteer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415182096
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
Heritage: Care-Preservation-Management Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Making knowledge accessible

2 The functions of museums and the role of volunteers

3 The development of student tutoring as a form of volunteering

4 Case studies of five exemplary programmes in Canada and the USA

5 Pilot Volunteer

Programmes in the Science Museum London

6 Some prinicples of good practice in, and working for, the management of interpretation by volunteers

Appendix A Origins and Developments of Student Tutoring

Appendix B Manager of Volunteer Programmes -- an aide memoir

Appendix C Scinece Musuem: Agreement with Trade Union Side, January 1993

Appendix D Volunteer Deployment: The Procedure, Questions & Answers and Volunteer Forms

Appendix E.1 Briefing for Student Museum Chaperones

Appendix E.2 Sample Volunteer

Job Descriptions

Appendix F Volunteer Recruitment Information and Forms

Appendix G.1 Template for Induction Training Programme for Volunteers

Appendix G.2 Introduction to the Volunteer's Handbook

Appendix H Volunteer's Agreement

References and Further Reading

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