Leighton House and Sambourne House are two historic houses in Kensington run by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Both houses have been closed to the public due to the pandemic and ongoing building renovation work and we are now excited to reopen to the public on 15th October 2022. We are looking for Visitor Assistants who will be on hand to provide a warm, friendly welcome to visitors in both houses and answer any questions visitors might have. The role will give you the opportunity to get to know the collections and houses in more depth. It will also be sociable and offer new opportunities for learning and skills development.
Providing a warm, informal and friendly welcome to all visitors
Helping visitors to discover more by answering questions
Helping to protect interiors and collections from damage
Following security procedures to prevent theft or damage
There may be other activities where we could use your help e.g. assisting with workshop set ups, encouraging people to become Friends of the museum.
The Volunteer Coordinator will be your first point of contact.
The shifts will be either mornings or afternoons 10am-2pm or 2pm-5.30pm in either Leighton House or Sambourne House with breaks.
Leighton House is open everyday except Tuesday (10am-5.30pm)
Sambourne House is open Wednesday - Sunday (10am-5.30pm)