A New England North West Museum Network Event.
Arts North West, in partnership with Tamworth Regional Gallery and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, presents a workshop for the volunteer museum sector. Cate Purcell, Volunteer Program Manager, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences will be presenting on the role of volunteers in the museum, and some strategies to help engage your audiences.
For this 90-minute presentation, which includes presenter-led activities, Cate will cover the following topics and strategies:
Engage – Enhancing visitor experience
Spotlight on visitor expectations and creating opportunities.
Involve – Building the Visitor Experience Volunteer Toolkit
Exploring a range of strategies that bring the collection alive: Storytelling, Visible Thinking Strategies, Visitor-led.
Connect – Sharing your story
Focus on individual skills, strengths, passion and the interactions that unfold.
Cate Purcell, Volunteer Program Manager, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Cate has been with the Museum since 2002 and oversaw the development and implementation of an integrated volunteer program. The Museum currently has 400 volunteers and places a strong emphasis on learning and collaboration within volunteer roles. Prior to this position, Cate was Workforce Manager for the Sydney and Salt Lake City Olympic Games Organizing Committees.