1832 - Bryophyte Volunteer

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Posted: 04/07/2018 11:10
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: n/a
Location: World Museum
Level: Volunteer
Deadline: 11/10/2018 12:00
Hours: 12
Benefits: Opportunity to gain valuable experience in a national museum service, discount at NML's shop's and cafe's, references, travel expenses of up to £5.20 per day
Job Type: n/a

Bryophyte Volunteer

Department – Botany
Hours By arrangement – Tuesday and Wednesday approximately 6 hours per day

Overall Purpose

To assist Botany staff in digitising the internationally important Seaward Bryophyte  collection of World Museum

Key Results

Increased accessibility  of  collections

Facilitating scientific research

Collections  available online


  • Labelling specimens

  • Create records on Mimsy XG database

  • Imaging bryophyte  collections

  • Editing images in the Image Management System ( IMS)

  • Laying away specimens

Measures of Success

  • Feedback from volunteer supervisor

  • Volunteer self evaluation

  • Online feedback

Personal Qualities

  • Be able a team player
  • Show attention to detail
  • Methodical  approach  to tasks
  • Interest in Botany/Natural History
  • Experience of Mimsy XG
  • Experience of IMS

Training Provided

  • Volunteer Induction
  • All relevant curatorial training
  • Documentation procedures and IT skills, as required


  • Opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a national museum
  • Develop your own IT skills
  • Develop botanical knowledge
  • Discount in NML’s shops and café’s
  • References
  • Travel Expenses of up to £5.20 per day

To apply, please provide a short supporting statement detailing how you meet the required personal qualties and why you are interested in volunteering with us.

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