Mali Sharpe, Retail Assistant
My role is to effectively deliver as a first point of contact for all museum visitors who wish to leave with a tangible memory of their experience. From finely detailed ceramic brooches to fantastical exhibition works displayed in a variety of mediums, I am present to assist in any and all purchases. On an average day, you will find me making sure the shop in general is clean, all stock items are thoughtfully displayed and offering a wealth of product knowledge to prospective consumers.
How I ended up at RAMM
After completing my BA (Hons) in Classical Studies at the University of Liverpool, I decided to take a goodly amount of time out of mainstream education to focus on learning about my other vocational interests. This led to a two year period of study where I gained solid qualifications in health and safety, first aid and driving among other things. As I was going through my daily routine of searching for new and interesting activities to partake in, I found my current position opening at the museum and pursued it with all haste. After completing a good deal of paperwork, blasting a truly focussed interview and donning some rather fancy attire, I find myself in the fantastic establishment in which I now work.
The best part of my job
Far and away the best part of my job is my being able to deliver history orientated retail assistance in a place that I have loved since I was old enough to walk. Nothing beats coming to work with staff members but also volunteers and members of the public in achieving the right purchases, for the right prices, for the right occasions, all while being unified by a true love of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.
What I like most about RAMM
It’s got to be Gerald! His most Giraffic majesty is the true exemplar of what it means to appreciate and preserve history, while reminding all who gaze upon him that the incredible value animals contribute to our planet must never be underestimated.
A funny thing happened…
Funny is an interesting word, it’s rather funny to see great swaths of children dressed as a variety of animals roaring and bleating with their parents following suit. While I’m more than happy to assist anyone that requests help, I’ve got to draw the line at streaks of Tigers, I only have so many fingers left.
If you see me in the museum, ask me….
What can I take home that’s a great read about local history? Could you guide me through what’s new in the shop, please? How do you deal with all those tigers…surely you are a wrangler of sorts?