Our volunteers play a fundamental role in the success and future of Aerospace Bristol
be part of our future
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 the visitor experience, encourage repeat visits and word of mouth recommendations, which will help us to increase our visitor numbers and become better known.
Aerospace Bristol is embarking on a Collections Review of the Bristol Aero Collection Trust’s (BACT) reserve collections. Working with our collections team, you’ll be inputting into our Collections Review process, helping us make the right recommendation to our Board of Trustees about the future of our collections. This might be providing technical or historical information about objects in the collection or offering creative ideas as to how we can use objects in the future. We’ll be assessing each object (or group of objects) individually and research will be mostly home based, with visits to the collections store as needed.
Tasks will include:
Undertaking desk based research on objects in the reserve collections
Undertaking onsite research, if required, as agreed by the Collections Manager
Providing research results to the Collections Manager in an agreed format and timeframe
Working with the Collections Team in line with museum standards and best practices
role reports to
Collections Manager and Volunteer Coordinator
To begin as soon as possible.
The role will be reviewed regularly.
We are looking for people who:
Good attention to detail
Able to follow processes
Experience working with a museum collection is desirable but not essential
Existing knowledge of the development of the BACT collections is desirable but not essential
Existing knowledge of technical areas covered by the BACT collection is desirable but not essential
Interest in the history of flight, aeronautics, engineering or museum practice is essential
Commitment to You
Volunteers will receive training for the role
We will welcome you to a team that is inclusive and welcoming and full of likeminded individuals that are passionate about Bristol’s rich aerospace history
To understand what you want to achieve from your volunteering with us a together work towards those goals
To listen to you and any ideas or suggestions that you might have
To support you in developing
What’s in it for You
Working as part of a team
Opportunity to contribute to the Collections Review
Gaining new skills and experience
An opportunity to gain an in depth knowledge of the aerospace industry and the important part that it has played in the lives of Bristol people
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
Why we want you
Aerospace Bristol museum opened in 2017 and is home to the last Concorde ever built and the last to fly when it returned to its birthplace in 2003. 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. If you have a passion for planes, are enthusiastic about education, are mad for museums or are hoping to gain experience for employment then we want to hear from you.
Number of Vacancies
Multiple vacancies however numbers may be capped depending on applications
25th August 2019
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. 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!