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Transcription Volunteer

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Transcription Volunteer
Ripon Museums Trust
Description of the role:

As a transcription volunteer you will play a vital role in helping Ripon Museums uncover the stories hidden in our collections. Our document archive is a treasure trove of information but we currently have little idea of what is contained in these amazing documents, because none of them are transcribed or summarised. This is a fantastic opportunity to use or develop your skills in transcribing documents and learn about the history relating to our amazing buildings, collections and stories.

You will be:

• Transcribing original documents, such as police diaries and notebooks, prison record books, mugshot records etc
• Writing short summaries of documents
• Updating the collections management system (full training given)

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

• Interest in museums/collections or history
• Ability to work with close attention to detail
• Good written communication skills
• Ability to work independently, using your own initiative

Practical information:

• 2-3 hours per week, days flexible

Where will I be based?

• Workhouse Museum


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
The Workhouse Museum
Sharow View
75 Allhallowgate
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 20.05.2020
Organisation Information

Preservation of historic buildings and artefacts, education services and responsible for The Prison & Police, The Workhouse and The Courthouse Museums in Ripon. We have around 140 volunteers who fulfil a variety of roles which range from helping with education visits to gardening, cataloguing the collections to keeping our accounts, repairing brickwork to researching the stories behind the buildings.
Please check the website for opening times and events. The Museums are now open again following the coronavirus outbreak.

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