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Community Engagement Volunteer - Stevenage - EXPIRED

Job Title Community Engagement Volunteer - Stevenage - EXPIRED
Contract Type Contract
Location Stevenage
Salary Reasonable out of pocket lunch and travel expenses reimbursed
Job Published 01 Dec 2016
REF LF947
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email volunteers@tpp.co.uk

Job Description - EXPIRED

Purpose
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.

Responsible to ;
Community Curator

Times/Dates    
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.

Benefits           

  • 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.

Interested?      
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 http://www.nam.ac.uk/volunteer and return it to hr@nam.ac.uk

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

Ref: EXPIRED - LF947 | Published: 01th Dec 2016