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Community Engagement Volunteer - Stevenage

Community Engagement Volunteer - Stevenage

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    Reasonable out of pocket lunch and travel expenses reimbursed

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    Volunteers Team

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    almost 4 years ago

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The National Army Museum is in the final stages of an exciting major redevelopment project. Offering volunteers a unique opportunity to play a key role in the museum’s on-going development, whilst gaining experience working with a national museum collection of historic importance.

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Community Curator

1 or 2 days per week. Ideally 10:30am-4pm, but negotiable. Some evening and weekend working may be involved.

Ongoing opportunity
1 placement available.

This role is based in Stevenage, but may require travel to Sandhurst, London and off-site events.

Tasks will include but not be exclusive to:

  • Supporting a new project exploring the Museum’s Indian Army Collection.
  • Helping to deliver the Museum’s community engagement projects and workshops.
  • Working with community groups.
  • Assisting with digitisation, oral histories and community project support.

The role would suit someone who:

  • Has a good general standard of English literacy and numeracy.
  • Is happy to work as a team member and has a willingness to learn.
  • Has good communication skills.
  • Has good organisational skills.
  • Has good attention to detail.
  • Has general ICT skills.
  • Has a flexible approach.

Support and Training  

  • Full in-house training will be provided that is specific to the role, which will include site induction; Health and Safety; Equality & Diversity; and specific computer applications as required.
  • Reasonable out of pocket lunch and travel expenses to and from place of work. When working off-site at community events and workshops, travelling expenses, accommodation and meals will be provided where appropriate.
  • Volunteers' Handbook with helpful information.
  • Regular feedback meetings with designated supervisor.

Other key information
Volunteers will work closely with the Community Curators within the Collections Division who have varied specialisms.


  • Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team.
  • Gain practical knowledge of UK Museums and institutions and their community engagement projects.
  • Contribute to making our collection accessible to a wide range of people.

The opportunity is open to everyone aged 18 and over.

Closing Date
12pm noon, on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

To apply for the role, please complete an application form by going to and return it to

We value diversity at TPP and welcome applications from all sections of the community.