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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.

Library Book Cataloguer 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.

Aerospace Bristol is a new museum opened to the public in 2017. This is a hugely exciting time to join the team to help us enhance the visitor experience through your work with the collection. 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

Cataloguing library books using the Trust’s Adlib cataloguing system, after training by the archivist.  The task might suit someone who has previous experience working in a library or who is seeking to apply for a course in librarianship.

role reports to

Archive Manager


Aerospace Bristol
Hayes Way
BS34 5BZ


Day to be negotiated, but maximum of one morning or afternoon per week. 

Hours 10-12.30 or 13.00-15.30.


The role will be reviewed regularly.


  • Good IT skills

  • Ability and willingness to learn a new database system

  • Ability to accurately input data and to ensure data is input consistently

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to search the internet for catalogue records

  • Ability to handle books 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 prior to their first day

  • 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

  • We will reimburse any pre-agreed out-of-pocket expenses you may incur in fulfilling your role

What’s in it for You

  • Meeting new people

  • Experience in using a museum archive and library database

  • H&S training will be provided

  • 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

  • 2

Application deadline

  • Monday 12th March 2018.  All applicants will be contacted by Monday 26th March 2018


  • 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


Download our role description and learn more about becoming a Library Book Cataloguer Volunteer.


You can make a difference and get involved.  If you would like to become a volunteer, please complete the form below.  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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