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Opportunity to become a trustee at The Pumphouse Museum

Marshall Engine. Engine Run day at Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum.
Marshall Engine at Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum.

Walthamstow’s Pumphouse Museum is housed in and around a Grade II listed former Victorian wastewater pumping station, with collections relating to this and to local innovation in transport, technology and manufacturing. 

A volunteer-run site, The Pumphouse Museum has just undergone a review of governance and operations which will help prepare plans for exciting future development. As a result of this they are looking to expand their Board and seek applicants with the following experience:

– Treasurer/financial and budget management 

– Collections management and documentation, to support ACE accreditation application.

– Collections conservation 

– Fundraising 

– Event management 

– Business Planning 

– Audience development and marketing 

– Volunteer management 

Meetings: The Board currently meets monthly on an evening.

How to apply: Please send a brief covering letter and CV outlining your skills, experience and interest, with a subject line ‘Trustee Application’ to: enquiries@e17pumphouse.org.uk CC: l.collier418@btinternet.com

Closing Date: 1st June 2019.

Job Type: This is a permanent, voluntary, unpaid position.


Volunteer Opportunities at The Pumphouse Museum

Fantastic volunteering opportunities have opened up at The Pumphouse Museum. Due to the proposed transformation of the museum’s site, the museum requires a number of Volunteers.

Volunteer Role: Front of House (4 positions available)

Schedule: Sundays 11.00am to 4.00pm (on a rota basis)

Duties include engaging with visitors and explaining about the historic building and the current collection on show.

Training will be given.

Other Volunteer Roles: General Volunteer (positions available)

How to Apply: Please email Mr Lindsay Collier MA  l.collier418@btinternet.com
with a general overview of yourself, please. Thank You


Featured network partner: Dr. James Lewis


Dr James Lewis, far right, filming a piece on the roof of Alexandra Palace for BBC TV .
Photo Credit: East London and West Essex Guardian

This week we’re delighted to welcome Dr. James Lewis to our network.

An expert on the industrial history of the Lea Valley, Dr. Lewis is a prolific author who is also available to give lectures on his specialist subject. If you’re interested in booking him for a speaking engagement, just send us a message and we’ll put you in touch with him.

Dr. Lewis’s passion for the heritage of the Lea Valley has also fueled his involvement with the Lea Valley Heritage Alliance which he has helped to set up and launch in recent years.


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