• Unit 2 Gasholders Building, 1 Lewis Cubitt Square, London
  • N1C 4BY
  • 40 - 60
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About the opportunity

Food, Music & Arts, Volunteering

We are looking for Exhibition Volunteers to help us with the smooth running of the exhibition. Expectations include: • Assisting the operations team with administration duties and contribute to the efficient day-to-day running of the exhibition, shop and front-of-house areas • Monitoring and manage daily ticketing and shop sales • Welcoming guests and explain the museum set-up • Addressing any public needs and respond to general enquiries • Observing security in the shop and museum gallery spaces • Working alongside the wider team to create a distinctly modern and unique atmosphere in the museum at all times • Taking card payments and assist with daily sales administration • Providing exceptional customer service through knowledge and passion of the exhibition and museum • Inspiring playful exploration and create an enjoyable atmosphere amongst visitors • Being willing to take on additional FOH & BOH responsibilities whenever asked and within reason

Irregularly
5
20

• We are looking for articulate people who are confident in public speaking • We are looking for innately hospitable people with an approachable personality to engage visitors • We are looking for team players with excellent verbal communication • We are looking for people who are organised, professional, presentable, proactive and approachable • We are looking for people who are ideally willing & able to volunteer 20 x 4.5 hours sessions over one calendar month • You will be required to attend training at the Bompas & Parr studio in Bermondsey and on-site in June • Volunteering at Scoop will not affect Welfare Benefits. This can be discussed more at Interview Stage This opportunity is open to people who are 18 years & above.

White T-Shirt & Black trousers or skirt. An apron will be provided to tie in with the look & feel of the Exhibition.

About the project

The British Museum of Food

The British Museum of Food (BMOF) is Britain's first dedicated museum entirely devoted to the history, evolution, science, art & culture of food. It is a new kind of museum: a multi-sensory and multi-disciplinary space that brings the world of food to life with exhibits you can taste, smell and eat.

BMOF is in the process of establishing charitable status and as a newly established charity it will be looking to secure a permanent central London space comprising multiple large and small exhibition galleries, library, programme of exhibitions and associated talks, events, workshops, learning and participatory projects.

As we count down to the opening of our permanent home, we will be running a series of experimental, pre-opening seasons across London, the UK & Internationally built around seasonal themes. We're delighted to announce that the first of these is SCOOP: The Wonderful World of Ice Cream which will be running late June - late September in a temporary space in Kings Cross's iconic Gasholders Building.

"We’ve chosen ice cream as the focus of our launch summertime exhibition as it plays such an affectionate role in the nation’s psyche and is tremendously important in our culinary heritage, yet for many people its roots in history and the key players who have helped drive its popularity remain a mystery.” Harry Parr, co-founder of BMOF


SCOOP

SCOOP: The Wonderful World of Ice Cream will featurehighlights from the world’s largest collection of ice cream paraphernalia. This never-before-exhibited collection is drawn from 14,000 vintage equipment, service-ware, advertising, and music collected over 40 years by Robin and Caroline Weir. Robin and Caroline Weir are the authors of the award-winning book — "Ice Creams Sorbets and Gelati The Definitive Guide" Grub Street Publishers.Ranging from Victorian ice cream moulds to an Andy Warhol print (Warhol was a known ice cream lover) this collection is full of discovery for all visitors.

The exhibitionwill include curated galleries, and a programme of talks and events juxtaposed against demonstrations and workshops that will further bring the concept to life, including real icebergs, ice cream weather and glow-in-the-dark ice cream, further details of the show and programming will be announced shortly.


Bompas & Parr

BMOF is founded, conceived and created by culinary design studio Bompas & parr. As BMOF builds an international network of co-creators & co-creators, its approach will pivot on the studio's quirky, disruptive and experiential approach to communicating key messages about food.

Bompas & Parr is globally recognised as the leading expert in multi-sensory experience design.

When

Thu 28 Jun 2018 to Fri 28 Sep 2018
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Volunteering impact

10000

The British Museum of Food (BMOF) is Britain's first dedicated museum entirely devoted to the history, evolution, science, art & culture of food. It is a new kind of museum: a multi-sensory and multi-disciplinary space that brings the world of food to life with exhibits you can taste, smell and eat. BMOF is in the process of establishing charitable status and as a newly established charity it will be looking to secure a permanent central London space comprising multiple large and small exhibition galleries, library, programme of exhibitions and associated talks, events, workshops, learning and participatory projects. As we count down to the opening of our permanent home, we will be running a series of experimental, pre-opening seasons across London, the UK & Internationally built around seasonal themes. We're delighted to announce that the first of these is SCOOP: The Wonderful World of Ice Cream which will be running late June - late September in a temporary space in Kings Cross's iconic Gasholders Building. BMOF will engage the widest possible audiences, traversing the social and cultural spectrum – a museum for everyone that appeals to independent adults aged 25-45, to tourists, schools, colleges, families, diverse communities, the creative industries, journalists and opinion formers. Part of BMOF’s business arm will be set up as a social enterprise inviting groups of local young people to learn and share knowledge, in turn running workshops on food and nutrition for others in a unique knowledge relay. BMOF will also host three annual residencies for artist/scientist collaborations as part of an in-house innovation and research programme set up at Bompas & Parr’s studio. BMOF will be the world’s first public-facing institution dedicated to building a world-class collection that constitutes an enduring record of scientific, technological and artistic achievements in food culture. BMOF’s collection will be as eclectic as the contemporary local, national and global food scenes it mirrors and the wide audiences it is set up to serve.