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Volunteer Engineer, Waterworks Museum Hereford

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Primary Role – Operating and Maintaining Engines and Pumps

  • This is a role that would suit someone who enjoys engineering and learning about how things work.


  • To be one of a team of volunteer engineers to work on restoring, maintaining and/or operating the Museum’s collection of engines and pumps.
  • Engineers work on all days when the Museum is open to the public. This may be on a Tuesday and/or on a family open day/special event of which there are around 20 every year (on a Sunday or bank holiday). The Museum is usually open 10am-4pm – Volunteer engineers may prefer to attend for all or part of an opening (minimum commitment 2 hours)

Typically, tasks might include:

  • Maintain, repair and/or operate the Museum’s engines and pumps
  • Contribute ideas about how to explain how and when the engines were originally used
  • Answer any queries visitors may have about the machines you are working on
  • Work as part of a team of engineers, sharing knowledge and ideas, and being aware of health and safety concerns

Knowledge and Experience

  • No prior engineering experience is needed, just an interest in learning. Training will be provided and in time, a good understanding of many of the museum’s exhibits will be obtained
  • There will be many opportunities for experienced engineers to apply their knowledge and skills to running and developing the Museum’s collection

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