Colchester Collections Volunteer

16 March 2020
A team of Collections Volunteers will support staff as they audit part of the Colchester Museums archive store, which houses the Social History collection. This includes photographs, artworks on paper and documents related to the history of Colchester.
Ideal skills
  • - Computers + technology
  • - Supporting a team
  • - Attention to detail
  • - Patience and care when handling objects
Ideal interests
  • - Opportunities in Colchester
  • - Social history collections

Are you interested in volunteering for this opportunity?

What’s involved?

This project will run from April until June 2020 and is based at the Museum Resource Centre, 40 Heckworth Close, Colchester, CO4 9TB. The role will suit someone who is available one day per week (Wednesdays/Thursdays), between 10am – 4pm.

Duties could include:

  • Computer based work
  • Handling and packing objects
  • Lifting and moving light boxes

We are able to reimburse travel expenses for this role.

Why get involved?

Volunteering with us offers a great opportunity to anyone with a keen interest in the arts or museums, or looking for valuable experience for the future. Collections Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about our digital collections database and gain hands-on, collections experience in a friendly environment. By inputting information onto the collections database, they will be contributing to the improvement of object records and supporting a important part of museum work.

How to get involved?

To be considered for this role, simply sign up and express your interest before 9am on Monday 16 March. You may be invited to attend an informal interview the week commencing 30th March and, if successful, invited to attend an induction. We are extremely fortunate and typically receive more expressions of interest than we can accommodate. If you are unable to get involved this time around, please do continue to follow us and hopefully another opportunity will arise in the coming months.

Are you interested in volunteering for this opportunity?