Are you passionate about art, heritage and the environment? Do you enjoy being outdoors?

Nene Park has 20 sculptures located across Thorpe Meadows Sculpture Trail and Ferry Meadows. Sculpture Care volunteers will help us care for the sculptures for visitors to enjoy all year round. The sculptures require a regular clean and condition check, making sure they are clean of dirt and debris and checking for any wear or damage. While you’re out and about there will also be opportunity to engage with visitors - chatting about a favourite sculpture and the work you are doing.

This is a new volunteer team and the role supports the Collection Conversations Project working to protect the sculptures, promote the trail and support visitors to engage with Art in the Park. No previous experience is necessary just a can-do attitude and an interest in art & heritage.

What age is this suitable for?

  • Suitable for age 18 and over

What will your responsibilities be?

  • Checking and cleaning the sculptures, following the sculpture cleaning plan.
  • Sensitively cleaning artworks within Thorpe Meadows Sculpture Trail and Ferry Meadows.
  • Sharing information and knowledge that you have learnt about the artworks with visitors and colleagues.
  • Liaising with the Project Development Officer (Arts).
  • Sign in and keep records of checks and cleaning.

What abilities do you need?

  • Willingness to undergo relevant induction and training.
  • Sensitivity to working with delicate artworks that need to be carefully maintained.
  • Ability to follow health and safety guidance.
  • Ability to work unaccompanied and as part of a team.

What’s in it for you?

  • Gain experience and skills.
  • Receive training.
  • Learn about the Sculpture Collection and local heritage.
  • Enhance your CV.
  • Satisfaction in providing a role that enhances the arts and heritage and the Park.
  • Be a part of NPT volunteer community and meet new people.

 What will we provide?

  • Induction and training sessions.
  • Safety information and equipment as required.
  • Uniform
  • Support and mentoring from the Project Development Officer (Arts) and the wider NPT staff team.
  • Regular volunteer social events.

 What availability is required?

  • Half or full day (minimum once per month).


More information about Peterborough Sculpture Collection:

Peterborough Sculpture Collection

Collection Conversations

Please click here to register and start your volunteer journey with us