“Hang-out with a Real T. rex” – Exhibition at Nottingham is on the look-out for 100 volunteers

One hundred people who are interested in getting up close and personal with a gigantic 67 million-year-old beast are being sought this summer.

After the roaring success of hosting the Dinosaurs of China exhibition, Wollaton Hall Natural History Museum is showcasing a world exclusive exhibition, Titus: T. rex is King, showing the first real Tyrannosaurus rex to be exhibited in England for over a century.

And it presents an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in history, natural history or with a genuine passion for dinosaurs and available between July 2021 and August 2022, as 100 volunteers are needed to support the exhibition.

Opening on Sunday 4th July 2021 and running until August 2022, the exhibition, has been specially designed around the skeleton that was first discovered in the Montana Badlands in the USA in 2018 and is set to explore his life and environment.

Volunteers are invited to welcome visitors and encourage everyone to enjoy the interactive displays, as well as support the park and learning activities on site. Volunteers will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the T. rex while ensuring the public enjoy the 4,000 square feet exhibition, designed to explore the legend of the T. rex that lived over 67 million years ago.

The exhibition includes interactive virtual media displays that will immerse visitors in his extraordinary journey from discovery in the USA through the experience of excavation, curation, examination, rebuild and final reveal.

Volunteering at the exhibition offers a range of benefits to all:

  • Experience the exhibition for free
  • Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition
  • Build your experience of working in museums and heritage sector, for instance discover and learn about the way T. rex hunted and lived
  • Share your passion and enthusiasm for natural history/heritage with visitors
  • Meet new people and have opportunities to socialise with fellow volunteers
  • Work in a team of up to 100 volunteers of all ages and backgrounds
  • Free tea and coffee whilst on site
  • 10% discount in the shops and café

Volunteering at Wollaton Hall offers an opportunity for individuals to step outside their comfort zone and build up their confidence through a range of experiences, with a supportive network of volunteers and colleagues.

Successful applicants will become part of the Wollaton volunteer community and receive full training on how to support visitors, including accessibility and customer service training.

Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, Cllr Eunice Campbell-Clark, said: “At Wollaton Hall & Deer Park, we are grateful to receive experienced support from established volunteers and be able to welcome new volunteers through the latest arrival of the Titus: T. rex is King exhibition.”

“We recognise volunteering opportunities enables the development of valuable skills including communication and team working, and that these skills can help individuals in future roles also.”

Karen Lushey, Volunteer Lead at Nottingham City Council said: “It is a privilege to work with many dedicated volunteers at Wollaton Hall & Deer Park who support us throughout the Hall & Park. With the strong volunteer community that we’ve already built up, we are excited to welcome new volunteers for the Titus: T. rex is King exhibition, as it will help us to continue to grow our supportive network even more.”

Volunteers must be aged 18 and above and available from Monday 28th June 2021 for training.

If you are interested in the volunteer opportunities available, visit the website at www.wollatonhall.org.uk/volunteer/ – you can help make the exhibition a roaring success.

Nottingham Local News