Archive Assistant (6 month contract), The Army Flying Museum

Location:Army Flying Museum, Middle Wallop Salary:£8,500 Benefits:37.5 hrs per week for 6 months, possibility to extend dependent on funding. Main duties:

• Assisting the Archivist and Curator with the day-to-day management of the Museum collection, with key focus on the archival collection.
• Answering enquiries from the public, Army Air Corps and wider MOD.
• Managing the museum’s NLHF-funded Oral History project, supporting the oral history volunteers, and engaging with a wider group of veterans and their families.
• Supervising and assisting researchers in the archive.
• Assisting with the supervision of archival volunteers.
• Accessioning of new acquisitions to Spectrum standards.
• Accepting new Museum donations and managing the appropriate collections paperwork.
• Assisting with creating content for the museum’s website and social media.
• Participating in Museum activities and events as required.
• Providing other support to the Archivist and Curator as required.

Closing date:15/11/2020 Job Description:

The Army Flying Museum tells the story of British Army aviation and has recently undergone a large-scale, National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported redevelopment. The museum aims to connect with families, primary schools and youth groups, serving and retired Army Air Corps personnel, adult curious minds and aviation and military enthusiasts. The museum welcomes visitors 362 days a year and is open 10am to 4.30pm daily.

Over 30 aircraft can be seen on display in the Museum and the collection also contains smaller items such as uniforms, medals and equipment which we use to tell inspiring stories about the people involved in Army aviation. The Museum Archive is a rich source of original documents of historical, personal and technical interest. It contains personal and official papers, flying log books, pilots’ notes, manuals and a large collection of photographs and slides which are used for displays and research.

The Archival Assistant position gives the opportunity for a passionate and motivated individual to gain teamwork, archival, research and collection management skills, begin to develop a network of professional contacts and to implement learning in practical challenges.

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