The Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive at Chatham have a range of volunteering opportunities available. The museum is a short walk from the University’s Medway campus, and is a great organisation that presents the history of the Royal Engineering Corps in an accessible and engaging way.
If you are interested in learning more about management of archives and collections, how to organise and present exhibitions, or how to put together a heritage learning programme, and would like to volunteer your time please head to http://www.re-museum.co.uk/work-with-us/ and get in touch with the REMLA team.
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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The School has an exciting opportunity to get involved in a national project showcasing the history of the Age of Revolutions.
As part of the national Age of Revolutions project, the University’s team are organising an exhibition at the Studio 3 Gallery on campus entitled ‘Beyond the Barricade’ (Sept-Nov 2018) that looks at the art of revolution. Part of this exhibition will document historic revolutionary activity in Canterbury and Kent, and Dr Ben Marsh, the project’s organiser, would like to invite anyone interested to contribute to this effort.
The team are looking for any volunteers to help contribute to a short section of the pamphlet that will accompany the exhibition, presenting the history of riots and protests in our local area. This will involve working with the Special Collections team in the Library and the Cathedral Archives and Library over the next six weeks. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in expanding their experience of archival research, and to contribute to a national historic project that is expanding the public’s knowledge of our revolutionary and rebellious past.
If you are interested in taking part in this project, please contact Dr Marsh (B.J.Marsh@kent.ac.uk).
The Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment and Queen’s Regiment Museum at Dover Castle (located within the keep walls at Dover Castle, but unaffiliated with English Heritage) are looking for volunteers who would like to get involved in collections care, research, public engagement, and website development and social media.
Catherine Holt, the Assistant Curator of the museum, has come to speak at the University on a number of occasions over the last few years, and is very interested in welcoming new volunteers to the museum and providing training in all the different aspects of curation and museum management. If you would like to get involved, please contact her via email at email@example.com.
THE ZEEBRUGGE RAID: CREATING A LEGEND
A free event at the University of Kent
Friday 11th May 2018
10am – 3pm
Gateways to the First World War is launching a new project to investigate the ways in which the famous Zeebrugge raid of 1918 was presented to the British people, using local and national newspapers and magazines as a source.
We would like to recruit a team of volunteers to work with Professor Mark Connelly in exploring the stories relating to the raid.
Join us at this event at the University of Kent to find about more about the project and how to get involved.
Find full details of the event and book your place here.
Layers of London is advertising three voluntary student placements to take place in June. Head to their website for more information.
Layers of London is a digital mapping platform where users can overlay historical maps over the contemporary map of London to see how the city has changed through time. Stories and memories on the website are crowd-sourced so we can get a diverse, representative and interesting range of histories about London pinned on the map to their exact locations today! These include oral histories, photographs, stories and memories and examples include; documenting the building developments and changes in Barking and Dagenham, documenting Conscientious Objectors in Haringey and recording prisoner of war stories in Newham and much more.
If you are interested in taking part, head to our website for more information and details on how to apply. The deadline to apply is 14th May.
The management team of the National Trust at Bodiam Castle in East Susses has advertised a unique opportunity for one or two students to enrich their knowledge and understanding of how museums or heritage bodies work.
They are looking for students to become members of the Bodiam Advisory Committee, taking a role in decision-making about the Castle and experiencing first hand how the National Trust works with inherited bodies.
Any student interested in a future within museums or heritage will gain enormous insights into the way heritage charities work with trustees and similar bodies. For example, they will gain first-hand understanding of the pressures to conserve and protect the built and landscape environments, whilst also raising necessary funds to carry out such work.
The committee helps the National Trust protect the castle, given to the nation by Lord Curzon. Bodiam is a fascinating site, which, as well as being a fourteenth-century moated castle, includes within its landscape evidence of a key Neolithic, then Roman, then Medieval, cross roads; a Roman Fort; and evidence of medieval fish and Mill ponds. Its wharf area was once a thriving port and it is still possible to travel by boat to Bodiam Castle.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr Michele Moatt at Michele.Moatt@nationaltrust.org.uk with your CV and a statement of interest.
The Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment and the Queen’s Regiment Museum – based inside Dover Castle – have several volunteering opportunities available, to work with their staff as a Collections Assistant or a Museum Assistant.
These roles are excellent opportunities for any students interested in a career in the museums and heritage sector to gain some invaluable experience of working in a busy museum. Training will be provided, and travel costs to and from Dover Castle will be provided by the museum (applicants may also be eligible to receive funding from the University’s Experience of Work bursary scheme).
For more information, download the role descriptions below. To apply, email the Assistant Curator, Catherine Holt, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Ben Marsh is currently looking for volunteers who are interested in taking part in the Age of Revolutions Project that will be running between 2017 and 2020.
The University of Kent scheme will match student volunteers up with appropriate projects for their interests, skills, time availability, and ambitions, with the possibility of student placements (e.g. travelling to work in museums or archives for short periods), project work (e.g. writing descriptive content or designing artwork for digital resources), and other activities supporting research or work with schools.
We will be running a range of trips and workshops, including a discounted visit to Waterloo in February, and the first placements are expected to begin in Spring 2018 but opportunities will run through 2019.
Attached is a call for volunteers, containing more information about the project, and a short application form which anyone interested should complete and return to Dr Marsh by Monday 13th November 2017.
For more information, download this call for volunteers. To apply, complete application form and send it to Dr Marsh (either hand it in to the History Reception or scan and email it to B.J.Marsh@kent.ac.uk.
The English Heritage team at Walmer Castle are interested in setting up a Community Access Advisory Group to support a new project called ‘Rediscovering the Pleasure Grounds.’ They are looking for individuals who have mobility, learning, or sensory impairments to be involved to ensure that the adaptations, activities, intern and volunteering opportunities that will come out of this project are accessible to everyone. If you would be interested in joining this group, please get in touch with Dr Alix Slater at email@example.com.
Walmer Castle, an English Heritage property in Deal, are seeking to form a Community Access Advisory Group. The purpose of the group is to obtain feedback on an exciting project called ‘Rediscovering the Pleasure Grounds’ which will start in 2018 (subject to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund). The team has been working with an access advisor during the development of the plans to restore the gardens but English Heritage would also like to create their own Community Access Advisory Group.
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Maidstone Museums are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious person to work with collections across Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, Tyrwhitt Drake Museum of Carriages and the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regimental Museum in order to support the overall service purpose of enabling and broadening access to engage communities, inspire learning, and to disseminate knowledge.
The successful candidate will contribute to delivery of a high quality customer focused museum service by undertaking documentation and registration duties by being responsible for managing the effective administration of all records relating the museums’ collections in line with best practice Spectrum and Accreditation Standards.
They will be an effective communicator and should be able to communicate clearly and concisely, be well-organised, professional and flexible, with the ability to work as part of a team as well as on their own initiative.
Click here for more information: http://southeastmuseums.org/news-and-opportunities?item=2810
Closing Date: Sunday, 1st October 2017
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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