This is an exciting opportunity to learn basic archive preservation skills and gain experience with an archive project. If you are interested in the Archives or enjoy doing practical work (no computers involved!) this is the role for you. No prior preservation experience is necessary.
You will be handling original nineteenth and twentieth-century records: cleaning; relabeling; repackaging; with the potential for more in depth work if you’re interested. The work you carry out will enable these records to be used by readers/researchers and will help protect the records from further damage.
We are looking for volunteers to help us on a Friday morning or afternoon slot (10.00am -12:30pm or 2.00pm – 4.30pm) for a period of up to 22 weeks. The volunteer project will commence with an introduction session the afternoon of Friday 23 June. At the completion of the project, an optional fun bookbinding related workshop will be held.
If you are interested in participating in this project, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by 19 June 2017.
You can visit the project page on our blog for more general information on the Past Caring project:
And for all project updates: https://citymakinghistory.wordpress.com/category/past-caring-project/