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Collections and Archive Volunteer

Posted for The Brickworks Museum at Bursledon

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Purpose of role: 

Help us care for and catalogue the fantastic collection of objects related to Bursledon brickworks, brickmaking in Britain and other clay based industries which are housed at the museum. It is a very varied collection, from chimney pots to photographs, bricks to books and spades to steam engines. To make the collections more accessible to the public, and for research, help is needed with organising the objects, record keeping and collections care. Collections Volunteers will be supervised and supported by the Collections Manager.

Typical tasks and duties involved in the role:

• Assist with the on-going cataloguing to help us create a record of the objects we have on site

• Moving objects into storage areas and around display areas as necessary

• Inputting and updating object details on a computer database

• Housekeeping and pest monitoring to museum standards in display and storage areas

• Labelling artefacts with an identification number

• Housekeeping and the presentation of the site and museum


Desirable Attributes:

  • Ability to work within a team and also be motivated to work independently
  • An interest in history and historic artefacts
  • An ability and willingness to help maintain a safe environment
  • To have a methodical approach to tasks


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 07/10/2021

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Coal Park Lane
SO31 7GW

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