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Advert Date:   Friday, 3rd November 2023
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Job Title:   Archive Volunteer
Organisation:   National Army Museum
Type:   Volunteer, Part-Time Position
Location:   Stevenage, England
Closing Date:   Open until Position Filled
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  Job Description
Role: Archive Volunteer

To assist the Archives, Library and Information team with collections management projects, including listing of archive and library material, repackaging, auditing and digitisation.

Responsible to: Head of Archives, Library and Information
Times/Dates: Monday, 10am to 4pm
Location: National Army Museum, Stevenage

• Listing collections under the guidance of the archivists and librarian
• Repackaging and preservation tasks to recognised archival standards
• Audit and stocktaking tasks


• Good standard of written and spoken English.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Methodical approach and very good attention to detail.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Good ICT skills (word-processing, database and spreadsheet applications).
• Must be able to lift up to 6kg.

• A basic understanding of the role of a research service within a museum.
• Interest in British military history.

Support and Training
• Full in-house training will be provided, including site induction, Health & Safety, Equality & Diversity, task specific training, and training in computer applications as required.
• Basic introduction to archives, libraries and collections management skills relevant to the tasks.
• Volunteers’ Handbook and regular feedback meetings.

• Opportunity to develop practical knowledge and skills in aspects of archives and libraries.
• Working as part of a friendly and dedicated team.
• Contributing to the long-term preservation of the nation’s heritage.
• Expenses: reasonable out of pocket travel expenses to and from Stevenage, and reimbursement for a sandwich lunch.
  Application Instructions
This opportunity is open to anyone aged 18 and over.

In particular we would like to hear from people interested in pursuing a career in archives and records management, or a related discipline.

To Apply
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