Opportunity of the Week @ National Army Museum

This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:

Collections Audit Volunteer (Equipment & Edged Weapons), National Army Museum (NAM)

Opportunity Description

To audit the Museum's Collection of edged weapons and equipment;
To offer volunteers a unique opportunity to play a key role while gaining experience working with a national museum collection of historic importance.

  • Verifying and locating items using the Museum's system of iPads and barcodes;
  • Some cataloguing work as required.
  • Volunteers will work closely with a curator, to the set standards.
  • This may entail standing or limited moving around for periods of time, and lifting boxes (up to approx 6 kgs).
  • The role with involve working at height.
  • Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team.
  • Gain practical knowledge of UK Museums and institutions.
  • Contribute to the long-term preservation of the nation's heritage, essential to any museum.

Benefits to the Volunteer

  • Expenses: reasonable out of pocket travel expenses to and from place of work. A sandwich lunch will be provided.
  • Volunteers' Handbook with helpful information.
  • Regular feedback meetings with designated supervisor.
  • To protect from dust and dirt, overalls and nitrile gloves are provided, as necessary.

Skills & Qualifications Required

Essential:

  • Excellent IT skills (data entry);
  • Methodical approach and excellent attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

Desirable:

  • Knowledge/experience of handling edged weapons.
  • Working knowledge of iPads;
  • General interest in British military history.
  • Full in-house training will be provided that is specific to the role, which will include site induction; Health and Safety; Equality & Diversity; museum object handling; specific computer applications if required.

To apply for this opportunity, please complete a registration form or apply via the Do-it website.

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