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Help improve online access to this fascinating collection

Administration volunteer needed for Mills Archive Trust in RG1

Have you previously worked in libraries and can offer us suitable skills and experience or are you a student/graduate who is looking to gain library work experience prior to gaining professional qualifications?

We wish to develop the Library and improve online access to its resources in line with professional standards for libraries. We would like to offer suitable candidates the opportunity to help the Information Manager and Librarian with the following priority tasks:

  • Cataloguing and processing of books and booklets on mills and milling in the UK and English speaking world.
  • Create summaries and catalogue foreign language material on mills and milling throughout the world. Specific foreign language skills required: Central European languages (particularly Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Scandinavian languages, Eastern European and Baltic languages.
  • Catalogue a large collection of technical material on wind and water power used to create renewable energy and electricity.

Prior knowledge of mills and milling is not expected but an interest in archaeology, history, industrial heritage, or engineering would be useful. Training and development will be given for all tasks but supervision will be minimal once the volunteer is established.

Accuracy, analytical thinking, computer literacy, self-motivation, initiative and teamwork are necessary skills.

Hours and days are flexible but we would prefer a regular, weekly commitment.

Contact person firstname
Elizabeth Trout , Information Manager & Librarian
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189502052
Contact instructions?
Elizabeth works Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Location address line 1
Watlington House
Line 2
44 Watlington Street
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG1 4RJ

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Wed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Administration
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloKeen learnerAnalytical thinkingPrecise and methodical
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction and on the job training.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From manager and other staff.
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Small travel allowance
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
No
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
18 August 2017

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