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Museum Collections Volunteer

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Keeping records of all the artefacts and ensuring they are accessible yet properly stored is an important part of the museum and what Collections Volunteers are all about.

This back of house role is for you if you are interested in historic artefacts, are computer literate and have an eye for detail.

After relevant training has been provided:   

  • Record the collection at the museum onto an excel spreadsheet   
  • Reorganise the collection stores   
  • Review parts of the collection to see if items can be disposed of   
  • Basic conservation cleaning of parts of the archaeology collection   
  • Checking data to ensure accuracy     
  • Renaming files to ensure consistency

Skills

What they are looking for:     

  • Interest in the museum, its historic collections and its ongoing story   
  • Enthusiasm for learning cataloguing and conservation techniques   
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and ability to concentrate for longer periods   
  • Ability to work as part of a dedicated team and individually 
  • Basic IT skills are essential

Details

  • Accessibility
    Our Offices are not accessible for wheelchair users yet.
  • Age restrictions
    The minimum age for our volunteers is 13 years.
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Shift times and lengths are flexible and will be discussed and confirmed with the Volunteer. The Collections Team usually works between 10:00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.
Milton Keynes Museum asks for a minimum commitment of 1 shift per month.

Location

McConnell Drive
Wolverton
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK12 5EL

Register your Interest

Interests

  • Arts, Heritage and Entertainment
  • Older People
  • Young People

Activities

  • Administration and Office
  • Computers, IT and Websites
  • General Helping
  • Local Events
  • Supporting Charities

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