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Room Guide Volunteer

Dr Johnson’s House is a charming Georgian townhouse, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the historic City of London. Samuel Johnson, writer and wit, lived here in the mid-18th century, and compiled his great Dictionary of the English Language in the Garret. Today, the House is open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday, with collections relating to Johnson, restored interiors, and a research library.


Volunteer Room Guide

Purpose of the role:
To cover one of the galleries for a morning or afternoon, once a week on either Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays from 11am - 2pm or 2pm – 5pm

Suggested activities:

  • Chatting to visitors and answering general enquiries

  • Acting as a representative of the House at all times

  • Ensuring the safety and security of our visitors and the collection

Person specification:

  • Previous experience in a public-facing role

  • An interest in museums and galleries

  • An interest in the 18th Century and Samuel Johnson

The support you will give us as a volunteer is of huge benefit to the Museum, and in turn we aim to make sure that you enjoy a valuable and memorable experience.

To apply:If you are interested in this role, please contact us by email or by telephone: 020 7353 3745. Please include the details of two referees, both of whom will be contacted before the placement can start.

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