What is an Archives Aide?
The Falkirk Community Trust archive is based within Callendar House, a World Heritage Site, in Falkirk. The archive welcomes over 700 enquiries and over 450 visits annually, including visitors from around the world. Archives Aides assist the Archivist and Archivist Assistants to manage the collections onsite and enhance service provision to the wider public. Volunteers help to provide much needed support for archives by assisting with the day-to-day running of the archive, as well as assisting with more specific projects. This role would be ideal for a part-time worker or retired person looking for a different type of volunteering role, or a student interested in either gaining insight into the daily operations of archives or acquiring experience of archive work. Work will take place with collections held in the onsite and off-site stores.
What’s in it for you?
Skills, Attitude, and Experience Required
Other important information
Location: Callendar House, Falkirk, FK1 1YR
Time: Commitment: 3-4 hours per week; We are flexible on the day of volunteering within Callendar House Archives opening times – the archives are open M, W-F from 10am to 4pm.
Contact: Paul Choi, Archivist
01324 503 778 firstname.lastname@example.org
Training: Training will be provided on: archives, collections handling, cataloguing, digitisation various antiquated media types, and interaction with the public. There is the opportunity for further development, depending on placement or other requirements.
Expenses: Travel expenses can be reimbursed upon request up to £2.80 as per the Volunteering Policy. Volunteers must provide receipt of travel (e.g. bus ticket).
How to apply
Please complete the online application form here.
If you require a hard copy, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at FCTvolunteering@falkirkcommunitytrust.org or phone 01324 503 614.
This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.
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