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Looking to gain experience in the heritage and culture sector? This could be the role for you!

Conservation / Restoration volunteers needed for River & Rowing Museum in RG9

We are looking for people to join our Collections Project Volunteer team as part of this exciting 18-month project.

Your main role will be to carry out audits and inventories of objects in the Museum’s collections, checking that we have the essential and accurate information about objects in our care, they are located where they should be and they are correctly numbered. You will then record this information in our Vernon Collections Management System and on Microsoft Excel.

You will also have the opportunity to:

  • Assist with organising our object stores, helping us to create space for objects in our collections.
  • Document collections in Excel and Vernon CMS collections database.
  • Occasionally carry out other activities that contribute to the aims of the Project, including blog writing posts and assisting with hands-on tasks such as marking objects.

This would be a great opportunity for someone who…

  • Has keen attention to detail and is well-organised.
  • Enjoys using a computer.
  • Enjoys being part of a team.
  • Is interested in museum collections and working behind-the-scenes with a wide range of objects.
  • Is looking to gain experience in the heritage and culture sector.
Contact person firstname
Juliet Harris, Volunteer Co-ordinator
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01491 415600
Contact instructions?
Working days Monday - Wednesday
Location address line 1
River & Rowing Museum
Line 2
Mill Meadows
Line 3
Henley on Thames

Wheelchair accessible?
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Volunteer sessions will be for 3 hours
Task type?
Conservation / Restoration
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedKeen learnerPrecise and methodicalPatient
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Training description
Training and equipment will be provided
Is support given?
Description of support
Volunteers will be supervised by the Project Co-ordinators
Are expenses paid?
Description of expenses
Travel Expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
7 April 2021

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