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Collections & Archive Volunteers

The work of the Museum’s collections team is supported by a dedicated group of volunteers. The Museum relies on the constant support of volunteers to help improve the care of our permanent collections and to update our records.

Volunteering within the Collections team involves a range of tasks from cleaning and repacking objects, to labelling, cataloguing or even photographing our collections.

 Frederica, Collections & Archives Volunteer.

/media/support/library/frederica---copy.jpg"I have learnt so many things coming here... I've worked with costumes, with libraries and project files. It gives me  confidence and I've met some lovely people who I consider friends now. I recommend volunteering as you are constantly learning and you feel you're giving something back"

 Hear more from Frederica about her experiences as a volunteer at BCLM in the video below

 

Current Opportunities

Oral History Volunteer

We are currently looking for someone who is interested in oral history to support our Collections Team to record and transcribe oral history interviews. 

We are looking for someone who is friendly and approachable, with good listening and empathy skills.

What the role involves:

  • Interview candidates and record their memories via digital recording equipment
  • Create summary text documents of interviews
  • Transcribe recordings (audio typist) to form a text document of the interviews
  • Catalogue recordings for archival purposes

Contact   Us

If you have some spare time and would like to be involved, we’d like to hear from you! 

Find out more about  what to expect and how to apply    or  contact our Volunteer Coordinator,  Black Country Living Museum on  0121 557 9643 or  Email:  volunteering@bclm.com 

Hear from our other volunteers and watch videos following  a day in the life of a volunteer  including interviews about their roles here at BCLM

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