Curatorial Volunteer Jobs Vacancy at Victoria And Albert Museum South Kensington
Victoria And Albert Museum South Kensington urgently required following position for Curatorial Volunteer. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.
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Curatorial Volunteer Jobs Vacancy at Victoria And Albert Museum South Kensington Jobs Details:
You will work on defined elements of our electronic object catalogue records, e.g. adding data, improving descriptions, and uploading images.
You will assist with the work of the Department as required. Tasks may include:
3 days a week, for the weeks of 11 June to 31 August 2018
These are unpaid roles based at the V&A in South Kensington (travel Zone 1) but you should also be willing to work as required at our Study Collection housed in Olympia (travel Zone 2). A regular pattern of working days is preferred with some degree of flexibility negotiable. It is preferred that the Sculpture volunteer would normally attend Wednesdays to Fridays; that the Metalwork volunteer would attend Tuesdays to Thursdays (negotiable); and that the Ceramics and Glass volunteer would attend Mondays to Wednesdays. All three volunteers are expected to undertake some basic object handling and database training in week 1 and attend full database training on Tuesday 19 June.
Applications are invited from anyone aged 18 or over who has a serious interest in pursuing curatorial work in a museum as a career. You should be able to demonstrate an interest in the fine and decorative arts. Your application should make clear which role most interests you, what you feel you can bring to it and what you hope to learn from it.
- Assisting with the movement of objects e.g. for photography, conservation, display
- Maintaining accurate documentation and assisting staff with location control
- Retrieval of objects for study visitors
- Storage work such as record photography or helping to move objects between stores
- Measuring objects and marking with museum inventory numbers
- Assisting with the Departmental library
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