Were he not long dead Charles Dickens would be 200 today. Marking the bicentenary of his birth a number of events are taking place across Britain and the world in recognition of the celebrated author. For more information visit Dickens 2012.
But once the anniversary passes, the fuss dies down and the exhibitions and conferences end, the Charles Dickens Museum will continue to celebrate the life and works of Dickens as it has done since 1925.
Located in London at 48 Doughty Street, the museum was Dickens’s home from 1837 until 1839 when he moved out to seek more space for his growing family. Both Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby were written here.
Volunteers carry out much of the work at the museum and applicants are welcomed to apply to support the museum’s various activities. Depending on your skills and experience, tasks may include working in the museum and shop, publicity and marketing, conservation and librarianship, organising events, administration, cleaning or providing refreshments for group visitors.
Positions are unpaid but basic expenses of lunch and travel will be covered.
For more information visit the Dickens Museum.
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