Fantastic opportunity for someone interested in geology and/or looking to build a career in the heritage sector

Research volunteer needed for Reading Museum & Town Hall in RG1

Reading Museum would like a volunteer to help one Friday every fortnight with our geology collections. They will work closely with the collection to ensure that they are correctly audited. This will include checking the accuracy of documentation, the object’s location and photographing objects. The role does not require an in depth knowledge of the subject; just an interest, attention to detail and accuracy.

The volunteer will receive training in handling the artifacts, using the computer database and the museum’s documentation system. Due to the level of training we’d like someone who is initially able to volunteer for six months. It would be perfect for somebody looking to learn something different or a student considering a career in heritage.

The Collections

The Museum’s geology collection contains local material but is also made up of items from around Britain and overseas. The fossil collection is the largest section of the geology collection.

Contact person firstname
Nicolette
Lastname
Evans
Contact person's position
Abbey Volunteer Co-ordinator
Their phone number?
0118 937 3162
Contact instructions?
I work part-time, so email communication is preferred
Location address line 1
Blagrave Street
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 1QH

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
No
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Fri AMFri PM
Availability required
All of these times
Task type?
Research
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleKeen learnerPrecise and methodicalSociablePatientHas a few hours to spare
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
On the job training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Support from museum staff and volunteer co-ordinator
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
By prior agreement
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
20 February 2017