Volunteers Needed to Be Part of a Vibrant Cultural Hub

A Small Port on the eastern Shore of Britain with a Global Reach

The Wells Maltings is breaking ground on a two-story extension providing spaces for retail, reception, café, visitor facilities, community room and an exhibition and gallery space. We are responding to an Heritage Lottery Fund  and community initiative that will coincide with the reopening of the new facility in Spring 2018.

There’s lots YOU can do at the Wells Maltings, even before our new facility opens!

Did you know that cargoes from ships on the Quay at Wells Harbour reached the shores of Japan laden with malted barley?  Sugar beets grown in Norfolk were loaded on barges that passed through Wells and came by road or rail. If you are interested in History, Arts or Culture, consider giving your time and talent and become a volunteer at the Wells Maltings? To chase away winter gray days, come make a few new friends and perhaps even learn a new skill.  Wells Maltings is adding a little spice to the cultural landscape of our north Norfolk coast with a variety of Heritage Lottery Fund activities that include a reconfigured website that will be hub for all our programming at the Maltings. Also we are creating an eco-friendly Arts Heritage Trail. We will gather lively Spoken Histories from local residents and bring arts-related educational programming to the Centre.  There’s lots of work to be done before the opening, so we need “all hands on deck”.

Our Volunteer Programme will have a variety of teams to suit your many skills and talents. Take a peek at these!

Come Join our Arts and Culture Team! We are looking for:

Curators and Arts Administrators: We are looking for arts-minded volunteers to help with a j heritage sensitive art installation/ sculpture walk around Wells and down to the beach. Flexible time commitment.

Fabric Artists and Makers: We are looking for volunteers to help fabricate community banners based on the heritage of the north Norfolk Coast and Wells-Next-the-Sea. We are creating a digital banner and a traditional embroidery banner.  Something old and something new! Time commitment is dependent on individual projects.

Arts Educators and Ambassadors: We are looking for volunteer art teachers, and art activity planners to help us plan arts-based learning events at The Maltings for 2018. Time commitment is dependent on individual projects.

Come Join the Wells Maltings Volunteer Marketing and Communications Team! We are looking for:

Writers/Bloggers: Have you lived in Wells or North Norfolk your whole life and are interested in writing? Do you possess an engaging conversational writing style with professional polish? Are you interested in learning to blog? You will research and write articles in a conversational style, that seeks to engage a wider audience with topics reflecting the ongoing progress of the New Build, as well as to create anecdotal blogs about the people of the “Shore and Sea” in and around Wells from the past and present. The Wells Maltings is looking for bloggers to interact with the community and to reach a larger cultural audience both locally, and globally. Can you offer 4 hours per month or more to develop and maintain a scheduled monthly for the Wells Maltings website?

Photographers: Are you interested in developing your digital photography skills to support the content of our blog? Are you interested in using your digital photography skills to enhance the vibrancy of our marketing and communications at The Wells Maltings. Time commitment is dependent on individual projects.

Videographers: Are you a budding filmmaker? Wells Maltings is seeking volunteers to create promotional web video that will create content by using traditional commercial-like format or snappy documentary short format to broadcast directly to the Wells Maltings website readers. Time commitment is dependent on individual projects.

Come Join the Wells Maltings History and Research Team! We are looking for:

Archivists, Conservationists and Spoken Histories: Come work alongside a professional archivist who will help train you to gather information and to assess, collect, organise, preserve, maintain control over, and provide access to records and archive determined to have long-term value. The records maintained by an archivist can consist of a variety of forms, including letters, diaries, logs, various other writings, official documents, sound and/or picture recordings, etc. We are especially looking for a group of volunteers to gather recordings of locals with their tales of living history to preserve for future generations. Time commitment is once a week for 2 hours.

Thanks for your interest!  If you would like to volunteer at the Wells Maltings, please contact Mary Blue Brady at the Wells Maltings Trust mary@wellsmaltings.org.uk to express your interest.  Or phone 01328 711378.

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