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Collections Volunteers; Museum of Cannock Chase

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Role Purpose: To assist with the care and documentation of the museum collection

Reporting to: Collections Officer

Key Duties:

  • Undertaking research into the objects in the Museum collection, as requested
  • Responding to queries from internal and external stakeholders regarding objects and collections
  • Updating digital and paper records
  • Carrying out condition checks (with training)
  • Checking environmental and pest monitoring equipment and updating records (with training)
  • Facilitating access to/engagement with the collection

Skills and Experience required: 

  • Basic IT skills (Word, Excel)
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Interest in history and caring for historical objects
  • Interest/experience in research
  • Willing to learn to use the Museum’s collections database
  • Flexible, proactive approach

Time Commitment: Variable, to be discussed with Collections Officer. Typically a weekly commitment of a half to full day would be desirable

Training and Support:

  • The following training will be provided:
  • Introductory chat about the role and the Museum
  • General induction to the Museum
  • Training in role-specific tasks (i.e. object handling, conservation cleaning, condition checks, monitoring environmental and pest control equipment)
  • Training on the Museum’s record-keeping systems

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Meet new people and learn new skills
  • Gain experience in a museum environment
  • Volunteer within a friendly team
  • Enhance your knowledge of local history and the Museum collections

Recruitment Process: Application Form and informal chat, followed by an induction. References may be requested depending on role.

Contact them: Email, call 01543 877666 or collect a Volunteer Application Form from the Museum during open hours.

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