Vacancy – Chairperson for Winchester Military Museum Partnership

Do you have some spare time and enjoy preserving military history?

Are you enthusiastic and good at leading a team towards shared goals and objectives?

Are you able to get to Winchester once a month or so?

If the answer is YES, then you could be the person we are looking for!

 

Winchester’s Military Museums (WMM) are looking for a new Chairperson. WMM is a partnership of six military museums located in Peninsula Barracks, a historic site adjacent to the Great Hall. Together we promote ourselves as a joint destination under the brand of Winchester’s Military Quarter www.winchestersmilitaryquarter.org .

This is a Voluntary position. Full details on the role are on the website: https://www.winchestersmilitaryquarter.org/vacancies.html

If you would like to know more, then please contact Colin Bulleid on 01962 863658 or museum@royalhampshireregiment.org

The closing date is 30th July 2019, and interviews will be in Winchester on 20th August 2019.

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities at the Museum.

The museum needs new volunteers for a variety of current projects. If you feel that you have the time and would like to help us improve how we tell the story of the regiment, we would be more than grateful for your assistance.

We need people to join the team to assist with opening the museum at weekends and Bank Holidays. This role involves chatting to visitors, opening and closing up the museum, assisting with enquiries, and provides good visitor services/front of house experience. The museum is open from 11am to 3pm, and the commitment is usually 1 day per month so you will still have most weekends free!

The museum receives research requests every day on all manner of regimental history, but mostly individual soldier’s history from World Wars 1 and 2. We would like people to help us with this research – checking both original documents such as journals and photographs, as well as digitised records such as war diaries and enlistment books. If you are fairly computer literate, and are able to methodically check through a variety of sources to uncover the information, and make notes,  then this role would be ideal for you.

The largest and most important project we are currently undertaking is to scan, identify and register every picture in all the photograph albums and loose pictures that have been donated to us.  As there are well over 100 albums, each with numerous photographs this is a bit like painting the Forth Road Bridge but a vital job if we are to make our resources more accessible to those researching family history as well as historians in years to come.

We are re- cataloguing our collections of both paper documents and artefacts, and need some more volunteers to assist with this. This role will enable you to see and handle the full variety of objects held by the museum, but also provide a vital role in ensuring the condition of objects is checked and recorded, and that they are photographed and the records updated. If you are considering a career in museum work, and would like to see behind the scenes and sample the work of a collections officer/registrar, then this is an ideal chance to gain some experience.

We currently have some extremely hard-working volunteers who do a sterling job of keeping the lawns mowed and the rose beds tidy and weeded. We would love to have some more green-fingered people to help with larger-scale pruning jobs around the edges. If you like gardening but do not have your own space, then come and help us out.

 

If you are interested in any of these projects, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact the museum via the Contact Page or send an e-mail to museum@royalhampshireregiment.org