Museum and Gallery seeks volunteer blacksmith

Published Thursday, 2nd June 2016

Fairfield City Museum and Gallery urgently requires a Blacksmith to help deliver its primary school education program throughout the year.

The demand for the Living the Past education program has grown during the past year and this specialised role is one of the key highlights of the Vintage Village tour.

The Museum and Gallery is seeking volunteer/s to work with a fully operational blacksmith’s forge. A background in boiler-making, welding or smithing would be ideal.

Volunteers are vital for building stronger communities. Those who have given their time at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery have for years been helping to educate the children of Fairfield about our fascinating heritage.

The Living the Past education program is an interactive workshop for primary school students at our unique Vintage Village site and is offered every Tuesday and Thursday during school terms.

The Museum and Gallery is seeking a new “smithy” who can commit to at least one half day, either weekly or fortnightly on a Tuesday or Thursday, from 9am to 1.30pm. All new volunteers will be trained and mentored by experienced staff.

This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and to help encourage future generations to develop an interest in our history and heritage. Volunteers will be able to experience how local museums and galleries engage their communities. They will also be part of an amazing community of dedicated staff and volunteers at this iconic site.

For more information about the Living the Past program and about volunteering at the museum, contact Museum Coordinator and Education Officer Carmel Aiello via email at museumgallery@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au or call her on 9725 0190.

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