We are creating a team of enthusiastic volunteers to be part of our upcoming Top Secret: from Ciphers to Cyber Security exhibition. Volunteers will play a key role, engaging with visitors of all ages and facilitating object handling. They will interact with the public and objects on display helping to ignite curiosity and encourage understanding of the subject matter presented in the exhibition.
From the trenches of the First World War to the latest in cyber security, Top Secret explores over a century’s worth of communications intelligence through hand-written documents, declassified files and previously unseen artefacts from the Science Museum Group's and GCHQ’s historic collections. The exhibition will explore several stories including Alan Turing and the team of Bletchley Park’s codebreakers who broke the Enigma code in 1941, spy-craft from 1960s Cold War espionage and will also challenge our visitors to become codebreakers themselves in its interactive puzzle zone.
Top Secret: from Ciphers to Cyber Security will open in March 2021, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of GCHQ, the UK’s Intelligence, Security and Cyber agency and will run for 5 months until 05/09/2021. We will have a variety of shifts available, including weekends. We are flexible, and we would love it if volunteers could commit to at least 1 day a week for 5 months.
Volunteers will gain experience and knowledge of volunteering within an Exhibitions Engagement Volunteer Team as well as developing skills related to facilitating and engaging with Museum audiences. They will also get a unique opportunity to volunteer in a busy museum environment and gain understanding of the Exhibitions’ programme in a National Museum.
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