Dear all,
Please can you bring this volunteer role to the attention of anyone you think might be interested: 

Role Description:    Museum Archive and Records Centre Volunteer


An opportunity has arisen for a volunteer placement in the National Maritime Museum Archive and Records Centre (MARC). The MARC is part of the Records Management Department and cares for the administrative records, held in paper format, which the Museum has generated since its inception in 1934. The Records Management department is an administrative function within the museum and therefore this will not be a public facing role, nor will it be dealing with naval records.


The work will benefit the museum by providing easier access to the Museum records for staff, in particular for administrative records from the periods 1971 - 1989, as well as the personal papers of notable staff members. 


The successful candidate(s) will have the opportunity to develop their interest and experience of working in an archive and records management environment in the public sector.


Full training in the role will be provided.



Reporting to: Records Manager



Key Responsibilities:


*	Transferring data from docket books/hand written lists to a computer database
*	Checking the contents of record boxes against the database and amending as required
*	Listing of newly acquired record collections


Qualifications and Experience:




*	An interest in archives and records management
*	Ability to work methodically, paying attention to detail
*	Experience of using Microsoft Office applications
*	Willingness to work at an offsite store as required
*	Ability to work as part of a team with minimal supervision




*	Experience of working in archives or records management


Time Commitment: 


Ideally 14 hours per week


The role is expected to continue for a minimum of 3 months and volunteers should be able to commit to this length of time initially, with the possibility of extension.



Benefits: Travel reimbursed (up to a limit of 10 per return journey)




To apply please forward a covering letter and CV to John Hogg


By e-mail attachment to:


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Or by post to:


John Hogg, Volunteer Coordinator 

The National Maritime Museum

Park Row,



SE10 9NF  



Closing date for applications is 8th January 2010. 


It is anticipated that interviews will be held during the week commencing 18th January 2010.
If anyone would like to have an informal chat about the role they are more than welcome to contact me off list.
Kind Regards
Eleanor Burgess

Records Manager
National Maritime Museum
London  SE10 9NF

DDI:  020 8312 6799
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