Battle Bus Film Project Volunteer

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Do you have a passion for making films?
Want to develop your creative skills?
Excited about helping others to engage with the past in interesting ways?
Join us NOW!
Create, Film, Share We are looking for volunteers between the age of 18 and 25 to develop and make a short film that commemorates the First World War and explores the theme of remembrance. We are seeking creative individuals with an enthusiasm for film-making, and for working with others to engage people with the past.
What the role entails:
As part of the Battle Bus Film Crew, you will have the opportunity to:
• Develop your filming skills, take part in storyboard development, gain knowledge of equipment and hone your editing skills.
• Work alongside museum professionals and a film-maker to explore the history of the Battle Bus and what remembrance means to others.
• Work towards achieving a Bronze Arts Award which is a nationally recognised qualification.
• Create a short film to engage people with the idea of remembrance. This will be screened in December 2018 at London Transport Museum to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Who we are looking for:
  • Enthusiasm and passion for film-making and creative development
  • Willingness to learn new things and work with others
  • Reliability and commitment to the project
  • No previous film experience required

What you get in return:
  • Increase your knowledge of the social history of the First World War and Battle Bus
  • Opportunity to have your work shown at a Battle Bus event at London Transport Museum
  • Opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic team of volunteers, supported by museum professionals
  • Support with your CV/reference for future career prospects
  • Reimbursed travel expenses (Zone 1 – 6) and lunch provided at each session.
  • Signposting to apply for other volunteer opportunities within the Museum
  • Develop new skills, including film and editing experience and filming in public.
Volunteer Recruitment Day: Tuesday 24 July, 12:00 – 15:00
Project dates: The project will take place every Tuesday from 7 August – 4 September 2018, 10:00–16:00
Filming dates: Acton Depot Open Weekend, Saturday 22 September, 10.30am – 4.30pm
October half term (20 October – 28 October), the date to be arranged with volunteers

How to apply
If you would like to sign up for this project and attend the recruitment day on Tuesday 24 July, please email us at
Please provide a short paragraph explaining why you would like to take part and attach a CV if you have one.
Deadline for applications: Tuesday 17 July, 17:00.
This opportunity is part of the Battle Bus Project, which commemorates the centenary of the First World War with the restoration of an historic B-type bus, used to carry troops on the Western Front. The Battle Bus Project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and London Transport Museum Friends.


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