|Collections Development and Review Volunteer (Stev)
Purpose: To offer volunteers a unique opportunity to play a key role while gaining experience working with a national museum collection of historic importance.
Responsible to: Collections Development and Review Curator
1 day per week. Normal working hours would be Tuesday or Wednesday, 10am-4pm, but negotiable. Potential opportunity for some evening and weekend work.
1 year opportunity, with possibility for extension. 1 placement available.
National Army Museum store in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. With travel to the Museum site in Chelsea, Sandhurst and other sites across the country as appropriate.
Supporting the Museum’s collections development and review projects, which will feed into exhibitions administration and collections management tasks. Tasks will include:
> Enhancing records on the collections management database through tasks such as digitally scanning collections material.
> Researching material in the NAM’s collection for use in projects.
> Opportunities to assist with delivery of on-site events.
Would suit someone:
> With good general standard of English literacy and numeracy.
> With general ICT skills (word-processing, databases, spread-sheet programmes).
> With proven research skills.
> Who would be happy to work as a team member and have a willingness to learn.
> With proven communication skills.
> With good organisational skills.
> With good attention to detail.
> With a flexible approach.
Support and Training
> In-house training will be provided that is specific to the role, which will include site induction; Health and Safety; Equality & Diversity; object handling; and specific computer applications as required.
> Expenses: reasonable out of pocket lunch and travel expenses to and from place of work.
> Volunteers' Handbook with helpful information.
> Regular feedback meetings with designated supervisor.
Other key information
Volunteers will work closely with the Collections Development and Review Curators within the Collections Division who have varied specialisms.
> Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team.
> Gain practical knowledge of UK Museums and institutions.
> Contribute to making our collection accessible to a wide range of people.
|Interested? The opportunity is open to everyone aged 18 and over.
Closing Date: 5pm, Sunday 4th August 2019
For an Application Form: https://www.nam.ac.uk/volunteer