Volunteers – Sydney Open

The Historic Houses Trust is very pleased to invite UTS Students to be part of Sydney open 2010, which is coming up on 6th and 7th of November.

“Sydney open is a major biennial architectural festival. It is run as part of the Sydney Architecture Festival and attracts over 5000 visitors. This year we are aiming to open about 75 different buildings across the city, giving ticket holders the opportunity to explore buildings or areas of buildings that are usually closed to the public.”

Due to the size of this event we are currently looking for dedicated and skilled volunteers to cover roles in ticketing, guiding and public speaking located at each property to make this day happen. We would like to encourage as many people as possible to fill in the online registration form, which can be found at http://www.hht.net.au/sydopenvol in order to save paper and time.

There are many benefits to be gained from volunteering at the HHT.
·         Develop knowledge, understanding and learn practical skills in the heritage and conservation sector
·         Gain first hand experience in visitor interaction for a large cultural organization
·         Experience working at a large cultural event on a wide range of tasks

·         A free half day ticket to Sydney open (if working half a day) OR the chance to win a nights accommodation for two at one of our sponsor hotels (if working a full day)
·         A 10% off voucher to be used at either the Museum of Sydney Shop or the Mint Shop
·         A thank you party after Sydney open in November

If you have any questions about Sydney open or volunteering, please do not hesitate to contact Micheal Lovett either via email [micheall@hht.net.au] or by phone [8239 2288].

If any 3rd Year Interior Design Student would like to Volunteer at the Pyrmont Community Centre as many of you would already be familiar with the building, please specify this anywhere on the registration form.

Thank you for your enthusiasm for Sydney open, and I very much look forward to working with you on this event.


Alison D’Costa
HHT Site Supervisor – Pyrmont Community Centre