Now Recruiting – Duty Managers

The Trust is recruiting a small pool of casual staff to act as Event Duty Managers. Duty Managers will cover events that take place during the day and evening on week days and weekends. These events vary, from Trust led activities such as concerts, workshops, and family events, to private hires including Weddings and Private Parties.

The full job description is below to read and download.

To apply please email your CV and a brief covering letter to Hazel Hatton, Business & Development Manager hazel.hatton@winterbournebarn.org.uk. Hazel will also be happy to answer any questions you might have about the role.

Volunteer With Us

At Winterbourne Medieval Barn so much of what we do is thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers.  Recently refurbished to a very high standard the Barn and grounds are a popular heritage centre at the heart of the community.

A wide range of volunteer opportunities are on offer and all with the flexibility to fit with your commitment and interests.

From welcoming our visitors, stewarding at events, assisting at our workshops or tending the walled garden in our beautiful rural setting, every single volunteer makes a valuable difference.

As our community events programme is increasing, we are currently keen to recruit more volunteers to our events, publicity and audio visual team so if you have experience in these areas please get in touch.

Some of the benefits of volunteering at the Barn include: free access to a range of events when on duty.  External and in-house training in first aid, presentation skills, safeguarding and social media.  Social trips to other heritage sites, regular volunteer meet-ups and an annual festive ‘thank you’ quiz night.

Our opportunities are open to people aged 18 and over, from all backgrounds and experience levels.  We particularly encourage applications from people of Black, Asian and other UK minority communities as these groups are currently under-represented in the heritage sector.

Click here to go to our Volunteer Portal to see our existing volunteer opportunities.

In addition to these opportunities we are also looking to recruit a Volunteer Coordinator, and Volunteer Keyholders. Please click the links to find out more about these specific roles

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch at contact@winterbournebarn.org.uk and we will get back to you to arrange a time to invite you to the Barn.

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Day 4: The Egg Dance

It’s day 4 of our Medieval Movement Week and today it’s Egg Dance day. We’re taking inspiration from an old dancing game where eggs would be placed on the ground, and you would have to hop and dance around them without breaking any.

Send us any clips of you dancing along at home! events@winterbournebarn.org.uk

The music from our videos this week is courtesy of A Merrie Noyse. You can listen to more of their tracks on Spotify and find them online: www.merrienoyse.com

Day 3: Dance of the Wild Thing

Today’s dance is inspired by the tale of King Charles VI of France who entertained wedding guests by dressing up as a Wodewose (a wild man of the forest). Unfortunately, their costumes set on fire as they were dancing and the King had to be extinguished by a lady’s large skirt. We’re going a bit interpretive today…so let your inner wild thing out!

Send us any clips of you dancing along at home! events@winterbournebarn.org.uk

We welcome any donations through our Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/winterbourne-medievalbarntrust

The music from our videos this week is courtesy of A Merrie Noyse. You can listen to more of their tracks on Spotify and find them online: www.merrienoyse.com

Day 2: The Salterello

It’s day 2 of our Medieval Movement Week and today we’re learning a twist on the Salterello, a hoppy dance from the 1400’s.

Send us any clips of you dancing along at home! events@winterbournebarn.org.uk

The music from our videos this week is courtesy of A Merrie Noyse. You can listen to more of their tracks on Spotify and find them online: www.merrienoyse.com

Medieval Movement Week!

Ever wanted to know what dance was like back in medieval times? Now’s your chance to find out as we move like medieval folk!

We’ll learn a section of dance each day before putting them together in a finale routine at the end of the week. Each day has a different theme, all inspired by medieval dances, or stories from the time. Today is day 1 and we’re learning a Carole, or circle dance!

Send us any clips of you dancing along at home! events@winterbournebarn.org.uk

We welcome any donations through our Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/winterbourne-medievalbarntrust

The music from our videos this week is courtesy of A Merrie Noyse. You can listen to more of their tracks on Spotify and find them online: www.merrienoyse.com

The Dinner Party!

We’ve spent the week getting ready for our Medieval Dinner Party at Home and now it’s time to eat!

Please do share your creations with us on Facebook, we’d love to see them!

These videos are free, although we warmly welcome donations to our Just Giving page here.

 

Medieval Dinner Party at Home Day 5

Today is day 5 and we’re cooking up some vegetable pottage for lunch!

These videos are free, although we warmly welcome donations to our Just Giving page.

Please do share your creations with us, we’d love to see them!

Medieval Dinner Party at Home Day 4

Create your own Medieval Dinner Party at Home! A wonderful opportunity for the whole family to try some living history.

Today is day 4 and we’re baking some bread!


These videos are free, although we warmly welcome donations to our Just Giving page here.

Please do share your creations with us, we’d love to see them!