Costumed Interpreter Role Description

Arts and Heritage
Costumed Interpreter Volunteer
Role: You’ll be dressed in Period Costume helping to deliver a fantastic
experience to our visitors at SeaCity. You’ll be welcoming visitors, telling
stories and anecdotes and helping people to understand a bit more about life
in the past.
Responsible to: Andy Skinner (Learning Officer), Duty Managers
Location: SeaCity Museum
Hours: To be agreed with the Volunteer Co-ordinator. Ideally we are looking
for help during busy periods, for example weekends and school holidays.
Timescale: There are no specific deadlines for this project.
1. Purpose of role: To provide a warm welcome to our visitors. Ideally you’ll
be performing in the first-person, imagining that you are a member of the crew
or a passenger on the RMS Titanic. You’ll be helping to bring the past alive to
our visitors by entering into the spirit. You’ll need to enjoy acting and dressing
up, learning about the past and engaging with visitors.
2. Specific tasks:
 To provide costumed interpretation for visitors in the role of somebody
onboard the RMS Titanic.
 To provide scheduled demonstrations of objects and artefacts to willing
 To act mainly in the first-person according to interpretation needs.
 To study about a particular individual and to endeavour to find out
about the Titanic.
 Giving any other appropriate assistance in relation to the role of
Volunteer Costumed Interpreter as may be reasonably requested.
3. General role:
 To act as a representative and ambassador for Arts and Heritage
 To promote the health and safety of visitors, staff and volunteers by
following designated procedures
 To work within the Volunteer Guidelines and related organisational
policies (ie. Child Protection; Grievance &
Disciplinary; Equalities; Access)
4. Relevant qualities:
 A warm and outgoing personality.
 Acting experience is desirable but not essential.
 This role is perfect for somebody who enjoys meeting new people.
 An interest in presenting the past in a fun and engaging way.
 Enthusiastic attitude
 Reliable and flexible
 Good interpersonal skills
 Ability to communicate clearly in spoken English is essential.
 Confident in public speaking and delivery.
 Experience of working with members of the public is helpful but not
 An interest in history.
5. DBS Check:
This role would normally require a DBS check.