Picture Library & Photographic Studio Volunteer

Greenwich, London (Greater)
17 Apr 2018
08 May 2018
Arts and Culture
Hours per month
20 to 30 hours
Short Term

The Picture Library and Photographic Studio teams at Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) are seeking an enthusiastic and committed volunteer to provide general support to a busy team. You will gain an understanding of what happens in these departments and will be helping the work of a national museum.

Reporting to: Rights and Images Coordinator

This opportunity will include:

  • Providing general administrative support
  • Scanning and archiving Photographic Studio data
  • Assisting with maintaining the Picture Library archive
  • Reviewing and cataloguing the digital archive

This opportunity offers you the chance to:

  • Develop your administrative and organisational skills
  • Gain experience in data asset management
  • Gain an understanding of the mission and vision of RMG
  • Gain an understanding of the workings of the departments

What we’re looking for in you:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good IT skills
  • Keen to learn new skills
  • Ability to work independently and to report when necessary
  • Confidence when handling large amounts of data and archival material
  • Interest in the Museum’s collections
  • Basic knowledge of the Museum’s activities

Time Commitment:

Ideally 1 week day per week, excluding Tuesdays, for a minimum of 3 months. Hours are typically 10.00-16.00 but we can be flexible about the timing. This opportunity is likely to be extended after 3 months. It will be based at our newly built Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre (PPMCC) in Kidbrooke.

What we offer our volunteers:

•          Discounts in our shops and restaurants

•          Travel can be reimbursed up to a limit of £12 per return journey (conditions  apply). Please note we are unable to provide parking facilities.


•          Complimentary tickets and free entry to all of our sites

•          Regular monthly briefings about Royal Museums Greenwich

•          Social events with other volunteers and staff

How to apply:

Please apply via RMG’s website


If you have any questions about this role please phone Helen Webb on 020 8312 6543 or email volunteer@rmg.co.uk

Closing date: Tuesday 8 May 2018 with informal interviews planned for w/b 21 May 2018.

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