Volunteering at Newman Brothers

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If you’re friendly, outgoing and passionate about Birmingham’s heritage, then the Birmingham Conversation Trust would like to hear from you.

 

Birmingham’s newest heritage attraction, historic coffin fittings factory, Newman Brothers, is on the look out for enthusiastic volunteers. The new factory will give visitors the chance to ‘step back in time’ to experience the Newman Brothers factory as it would have been set in 1960s full of original stock and machinery.

 

From 1894 until 1999 Newman Brothers produced high quality coffin fittings, shrouds and coffin linings. At the height of their success, they employed over 100 people and their goods adorn the coffins of Joseph Chamberlain, Winston Churchill and Princess Diana.

 

The Birmingham Conservation Trust is aiming to provide an exciting and unique experience to its visitors when the site opens at Coffin Works in October. The roles available are front of house and retail assistant, machinery demonstrator, room enabler and tour guide.

 

All relevant training will be provided and volunteers will gain hands on experience in an exciting and vibrant working environment. A passion for Birmingham’s heritage is a must as a wide range of heritage social events will be available for volunteers to get involved with.

 

Volunteers will be required to work a minimum of 4 hours a week.

 

To download role descriptions and for more information visit http://www.birminghamconservationtrust.org/volunteer-at-newman-brothers/

 

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