The Canterbury Cathedral Archives are looking for volunteer interviewers for their oral history project, The Memories Project. The role of Volunteer Oral History Interviewer is supported by The Canterbury Journey, which aims to engage new, hard-to-reach and diverse audiences with heritage and the collections. The Oral History Interviewer is key to unlocking Canterbury Cathedrals living community archive. The interviewer will collate peoples experiences and memories of the Cathedral and city through wide ranging interviews.
Oral History Interviewers will receive training on how to conduct interviews that allow a person to tell their own story in their own words. Interviewers will also be given training in how to use the recording equipment. It is hoped that interested volunteers will be able to commit to conducting at least 3 interviews over the course of a year.
The link below will bring you to Canterbury Cathedral’s vacancy page, which has more information available on this role, and through which you can apply. The deadline for applications is Sunday 3 March, 2019.
Canterbury Cathedral is advertising a pair of internship placements suitable for anyone interested in learning more about collections management, community engagement, and the wider museums and heritage sector.
These internships would fulfil all the criteria of a Year in Industry for the successful candidate, or be an excellent foot in the door for a recent graduate interested in the sector. For more details about the Year in Industry scheme, please contact Jon Beer. For more information and to apply for the internships, see the links below.
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Canterbury Cathedral have announced some new volunteer opportunities, to work with their team on a range of projects:
- Community Engagement Ambassadors
- Oral history volunteers for The Memories Project
- Black Prince Conference Registration and Welcome volunteers and Conference Assistant and Engagement volunteers
To find out more and to apply, click here . Details of each opportunity are below.
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