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Volunteer: Photographic Archive Assistant, Essex Police Museum

Your local Police Needs You! Yes, you!  

And to be precise, it's the Essex Police Museum. Their collection consists of objects, paper documents and photographs relating to the history of the force from 1840 to the present day. They are now looking for a committed and enthusiastic volunteer to identify and document their photographic collection.

This position is a great opportunity to get an insight to work with a museum collection and see how a small museum operates. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes Word, and Access are essential and it is desirable for the volunteer to have an interest in museums and history. 
The Volunteer will be expected to: 
- To assist with the documentation of the museum’s photographic collection 
- To identify and record photographs onto an electronic database 
- To file and organise the collection within the museum store 
- Attend the Essex Police Museum at times and days of the week as agreed with the Volunteer Supervisor in advance. (Monday - Friday daytime) 
- Carry out work at home if desirable.

The closing date for this position is Monday 20th February 2012 at 4pm. 
Interviews will take place the week beginning February 27. Please email curator, Becky Wash, at for an application form. 

PS. They are also looking for a Birthday Party Organiser too!

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Comment by Graham Wood on February 6, 2012 at 23:01

It seems a sad state of affairs when people have to go through an interview in order to be a volunteer for a presumably unpaid post - this job should , looking at the job description be a permanent paid post !.

Comment by Michael Wong on February 5, 2012 at 22:31

Hi Nick,

Same here as it does sound very interesting. Hope that your student gets it. If so, let us know how he/she gets on. Seems like a good pathway to a curator job in the long-term.

I may apply for the Birthday Party Organiser then ......

Comment by Nicholas Brewer on February 5, 2012 at 21:00

Great post. I have suggested one of my students apply. If it was not so far away I would like to do it myself. Thanks for sharing.

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