Collections and Archive Volunteer

The Brickworks Museum, Bursledon, is a volunteer run museum located by the river Hamble between Southampton and Portsmouth. The site is owned by the Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust and governed by Bursledon Brickworks Trust. We are a unique site and the only remaining steam driven brickworks in the country.  The museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to volunteers and for a big Event one Sunday a month April to October.

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.

Skills

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.

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18+
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Afternoon No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Location

Swanwick Lane
Swanwick
Southampton
Hampshire
SO31 7HB


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