11020190 - Zoology Volunteer

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Posted: 03/01/2019 11:26
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: N/A
Location: World Museum
Level: Volunteer
Deadline: 03/02/2019 12:00
Hours: Flexible
Benefits: 25% discount
Job Type: n/a

Vertebrate Zoology Volunteer

 

Department: World Museum (Vertebrate Zoology)

Supervisor: John Wilson

Hours: Wednesdays 10am - 3pm, some flexibility in the hours can be accommodated

 

To apply, please attach a short statement detailing why you would like to volunteer with us and how you fulfil the requirments of the role detailed below.

 

Overall Purpose

To increase access to the vertebrate zoology collection through developing the online collection

Key Results

  • An increase in the number of images available for vertebrate zoology objects
  • An increase in the information from specimen labels available in the MIMSY catalogue and online
  • An increase in the number of linked publications about our vertebrate zoology objects available in the MIMSY catalogue

Activities

  • Systematically work through the vertebrate zoology collection, checking details on specimen labels and adding missing data to MIMSY records
  • Systematically work through the vertebrate zoology collection, photographing/imaging all objects and labels and adding them to MIMSY
  • Researching literature that has included vertebrate zoology collection objects and adding them to MIMSY

Measures of Success

Increase in the amount and quality of data available for the vertebrate zoology collection in MIMSY and online

Personal Qualities

  • Strong interest in vertebrate zoology (especially birds)
  • Attention to detail
  • Basic computer skills
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Training Provided

  • Induction
  • Collection management
  • Object imaging

Benefits

  • Opportunity to gain valuable work experience  in a national museum service
  • Discount in NML’s shops and café’s
  • References
  • Travel Expenses of up to £5 per day

 



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