Volunteer opportunities at Old Police Cells Museum

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The Old Police Cells Museum is currently looking for new volunteers.

Come and do some time at the Old Police Cells Museum!

The Old Police Cells Museum preserves 13 original police cells in the basement of Brighton Town Hall and a collection (c.1830-) of uniforms, memorabilia, evidence materials, communication equipment and police equipment. The museum is free to visit and run by volunteers.  It is currently in the process of seeking accreditation and digitising its collection database.

The OPCM is currently recruiting for five different volunteer roles:

Collection Conservator (general): In this role you will be working directly in collection’s care and management working to SPECTRUM standards.  You will gain first-hand experience in preventative conservation and how to use the digital collections management system MODES. 10am – 2pm Mondays and/or Saturdays.

Collections Conservator (costume): In this role, you will be working directly with uniforms (both men’s and women’s) and accessories. You will be responsible for monitoring and maintain the garments’ condition, in researching and accessioning objects and mounting for display. Sewing skills are advantageous but not essential.

Community Engagement: In this role, you will be working in education and learning outreach. The role will include developing materials for students in line with the national curriculum and delivering engagement workshops and tours. Would particularly suit those wishing to enter either the education or museum sector. 10am – 2pm Mondays and/or Saturdays.

Digital Curator: In this role, you will be responsible for graphic design of new displays, photography and the digitisation of the collection, the creation of audio soundscapes, the maintenance of the website (including copyright clearance) and the use of collections in social media to broaden audience engagement.

Tour Guides: You will receive training on how to open up this historic space and its collections for visitors. This is a 2 hour shift agreed on a monthly basis.

To apply for any of these positions, please put the title of the role in the subject heading and email opcmbrighton@gmail.com with an outline (250 max) of why you are interested in volunteering at the Old Police Cells Museum in Brighton and what skills or interests you bring with you that would make you suitable for the position. Applications close 31st October 2019. Training commences Saturday 23rd November and Monday 25th November, 2019.

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