A MUSEUM in Dumbarton is looking for people with a passion for history to apply for their new volunteer roles.

The Scottish Maritime Museum (Denny Tank) in Dumbarton has created two new opportunities behind the scenes of the national maritime heritage collection.

The two positions – Visitor Services volunteer and Museum Stores volunteer – are ideal for those with a passion for history or looking for museum experience.

The Visitor Services position is ongoing whilst the Museum Stores volunteer will support the museum on a fixed-term project until July 26 - though there may be a possibility of extension.

The Visitor Services role is perfect for those who would like to improve their public speaking and knowledge of history. 

Activities include guided tours around the iconic Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank, helping bring exhibits and exhibitions to life for visitors and supporting year-round events programme which includes Pirate Days, Halloween and much more.

Meanwhile, the Museum Stores volunteer will work closely with curators, carrying out light conservation work, inventory management, condition reporting and other vital curatorial activities in the collection stores. 

James McLean, curator and volunteer co-ordinator at the Scottish Maritime Museum, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming new volunteers to our museums in Dumbarton.

“We are always keen to understand the time our volunteers want to commit. We then plan that time carefully so that all our volunteers feel their efforts are genuinely helping support and promote our charity and the rich national maritime heritage within the collections. 

“We want all our volunteers to have some fun and enjoy their time with us. For some, they’ll learn great new skills that they can take forward into employment. For those who are retired, time spent at the museum can spark exciting new interests. 

“Both positions also offer quite different day-to-day experiences. 

“We can also support young volunteers, between the ages of 16 and 24 years, who wish to sign up for, and be recognised by, the Saltire Awards for their volunteering hours."

For more information, contact James by emailing James@scotmaritime.org.uk or calling 01294 278283.