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Posted: Tuesday, August 7th 2018
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Job Title:     Collections Research and Academic Access Volunteers
Organisation:     National Army Museum
Type:     Volunteer Part-Time Position (up to two days per week)
 Duration: until May 2019
Location:     Chelsea & Stevenage, England
Closing Date:     Friday, August 24th, 2018
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Job Description:
Role: 2019 Special Exhibition
To offer volunteers a unique opportunity to play an important role in the National Army Museum’s 2019 special exhibition, and gain experience of the heritage sector through working with a national museum collection of historic importance.
Responsible to: Head of Collections Research and Academic Access
Anything up to two days per week, starting in September 2018 and running until May 2019
1 x National Army Museum, Chelsea
1 x National Army Museum, Stevenage

> To transcribe oral history interviews relating to the British Army in Germany for potential inclusion in a forthcoming exhibition and make records more accessible to researchers and museum staff.
> Archival research into NAM’s Collection to identify images for potential inclusion in a forthcoming exhibition.

> To sort, order, and help prepare objects relating to the British Army in Germany for display.
> To use the Museum’s Collections Management System to update existing records and catalogue new acquisitions.

Would suit someone with:
> A good general standard of English literacy and numeracy.
> General ICT skills (word-processing, database, spread-sheet programmes).
> Proven research skills.
> Knowledge of British military history.
> A desire to work as a team member and have a willingness to learn.

Support and Training
> Full in-house training will be provided that is specific to the role, which will include site induction; Health and Safety; Equality & Diversity; and specific computer applications as required.
> Expenses: reasonable out of pocket 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 Collections Division staff to the set standards.

> Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team.
> Gain practical knowledge of UK Museums and institutions.
Application Instructions:
Interested? The opportunity is open to everyone aged 18 and over.

Closing Date: 12pm noon on Friday 24 August 2018

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