Archive Work Experience Volunteer
Our volunteers play a fundamental role in the success and future of Aerospace Bristol
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Our volunteers play a fundamental role in the success and future of Aerospace Bristol.
This is a hugely exciting time to join the team to help us enhance users experience of the archives through your work with the catalogue system.
Our vision is an aerospace museum, which inspires, entertains and informs through the understanding of, and engagement with, the stories and collections of Bristol’s aerospace industry – past, present and future. It is, of course, also be home to the last Concorde ever built and the last to fly when it returned to its birthplace in 2003.
Working with the project archivist, you will be assisting with tasks toward a cataloguing project related to Bristol aircraft. Tasks will include archive box listing, simple preservation tasks, such as removing staples, and digitisation. There may also be opportunity to assist with archive open events. This volunteering position is particularly suitable for someone considering a post-graduate archive qualification and looking to gain pre-course experience.
role reports to
Day to be negotiated, but either Wednesday or Thursday morning (10:00-12:30) or Wednesday afternoon (13:00-15:30)
The project to which this role is attached ends in September 2019
Good IT skills
Ability to accurately input data and to ensure data is input consistently
Attention to detail
Enthusiasm for archives and a willingness to learn
Ability to handle documents with care
Ability to tolerate repetitive work
Willingness to work within and comply with Health & Safety requirements
Commitment to You
Volunteers will receive training for the role
We will welcome you to a team that is inclusive, welcoming and passionate about Bristol’s rich aerospace history
We will work with you to understand what you want to achieve from your volunteering and assist you in working towards those goals
We will listen to any ideas or suggestions that you might have
What’s in it for You
Experience working in an archive
Gaining an insight into how museums operate
Expanding your knowledge of the aerospace industry and the important part that it has played in the lives of Bristol people
Number of vacancies
30th April 2019
Volunteers are asked to adhere to the terms of the volunteer agreement
Volunteers will be required to attend role specific training prior to commencing volunteering at the Museum
Volunteers must be prepared to undertake a Basic Disclosure check prior commencing their role
HOW CAN I APPLY?
You can make a difference and get involved. If you would like to become a volunteer, please complete the form below. Please note successful applicants will be issued with a volunteer agreement and handbook and will be required to attend a volunteer induction. Got a question about volunteering? Take a look at our frequently asked questions, as we have tried to give answers to as many queries as possible, or if you would like to know more, please get in touch and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming you on-board soon!