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Hayes Way
Patchway, BS34

Aerospace Bristol is a new industrial heritage museum and learning centre being developed at Filton, to the north of Bristol. It will tell the story of the region's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future. The Aerospace Bristol project is being run by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust.

Enquiries Archive Volunteer

Our volunteers play a fundamental role in the success and future of Aerospace Bristol

Volunteering opportunities at Aerospace Bristol

be part of our future

Our volunteers play a fundamental role in the success and future of Aerospace Bristol.

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.

Role description

You will be answering enquiries from the public received via our online form regarding the archive and aiding researchers in arranging visits to the archive. You will receive training from the project archivist on questions and requests that are likely to arise. You may also have the opportunity to perform some basic archival tasks.

role reports to

Project Archivist


Aerospace Bristol
Hayes Way
BS34 5BZ


Day to be negotiated, but either Wednesday or Thursday morning (10:00-12:30) or Wednesday afternoon (13:00-15:30) until September 2019.

Depending on your availability and volume of enquiries, this may need to be reviewed in the future.


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

  • 1

Application deadline

  • 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


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

We look forward to welcoming you on-board soon!

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AVAILABILITY: It would be extremely helpful to us if you could commit to volunteering for at least 1 day per week *
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