Opportunity of the Week @ National Army Museum
This week's featured volunteer opportunity is:
Collections Audit Volunteer (Equipment & Edged Weapons), National Army Museum (NAM)
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
- Excellent IT skills (data entry);
- Methodical approach and excellent attention to detail;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
- 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.
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