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Inventory Volunteer at RAF Museum's Collections storage

Stafford, Staffordshire (On-site)
Unpaid role, expenses paid

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Job description

See inside our Collections storage facility - closed to the public - and help us prepare to move our collection to a new facility


What is an Inventory volunteer?

The RAF Museum has many items in its collection which are not currently on display. Our inventory volunteers will ensure that we have an up-to-date record of all the items in our reserve collection, their purpose and condition, to help us prepare to move from our current store outside Stafford to a new storage facility in Cosford. This is a weekday only opportunity.

This role sits within the RAF Museum’s Midlands Development Programme which will transform our museum and our impact on the local community though a series of phased projects – engaging audiences who may not obviously identify with the RAF story by finding common interests and histories which link them. As part of this project, we are planning a new learning centre, outdoor spaces, collections hub and major exhibition.


What will I be doing?

The Inventory Volunteer role could encompass various tasks, which might include:

·      Assessing objects’ condition

·      Measuring and weighing items

·      Undertaking cleaning as required

·      Object photography


This role is perfect for you if you…

·      Are curious and eager to learn

·      Pay attention to detail

·      Have a light and careful touch

·      Are happy working as part of a team

·      Are organised and able to keep accurate records


How much time would I need to commit?

Ideally a half day (09:00 to 12:00 or 13:00 to 16:00) once a week, although other arrangements can be considered on a case-by-case basis. We would ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of 20 volunteering sessions. This is a weekdays only opportunity.


What's in it for me?


·      Becoming part of a great team of volunteers and staff

·      See and handle objects from the RAF Museum’s collection not on public display

·      Learn about object conservation

·      Discover more about the history of the RAF

·      Gain behind-the-scenes experience within the heritage sector

·      25% discount at our retail outlets and café[KS1] 

·      Travel expenses reimbursed up to £14.50 per day, in line with our policy

·      Free entry to a wide range of museums and heritage sites across the UK.


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RAF Museum London View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500

Our purpose is to tell the story of the Royal Air Force through its people and collections.

Posted on: 10 June 2024
Closing date: 30 June 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Admin, Vocational/Services, Operations, Digital

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