As an Inreach Volunteer Researcher you will help us provide a fee-paying research service to researchers who cannot visit our library or have a complex enquiry, helping us make our research library open for all and generate funds that further access to our collections.
Search Engine is a popular resource for many different types of researcher, from family and subject historians to media, authors, academics and cultural institutions. The ethos of Search Engine is to provide access and assistance to everyone and to facilitate use of our historically significant archive collections.
As a volunteer researcher you’ll help us do this – Inreach is a crucial resource for those who live a long way from the museum; do not have the time to conduct research or for whom a physical visit is not practical or easy. Inreach has been running successfully in Search Engine for over ten years and the team are rightly proud of the service they provide. You can read more about the service here: https://www.railwaymuseum.org.uk/research-and-archive/plan-research-visit
Location: York | Organisation: National Railway Museum
Hours: Voluntary Role: 10.00 - 16.00 Fortnightly (Mondays)
Closing date: 08-09-2019
How to get involved:
If you are interested in this role please apply online by either: • visiting the National Railway Museum Volunteering Page for more information. www.railwaymuseum.org.uk/about-ussupport-museum/volunteering • visiting Science Museum Group's recruitment website: group.sciencemuseum.org.uk/work-for-us Applications are sifted and we ask potential volunteers to attend an informal interview and complete a Basic Disclosure check. Training for delivering this role will be provided and will include Induction; Rail Safety, Health and Safety.
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