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  • Local History Photographic Collections Assistant (Kirkcaldy)
    with Fife Cultural Trust

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO75108 - Created/last updated: 26/03/2019


    About this opportunity:The Local Studies Team at the Kirkcaldy Galleries are looking for someone with a passion for local history to scan and digitise their local photograph collection. This work will help FCT to make its collections more accessible to the public. The role involves working alongside a member of the Local Studies Team to undertake the following tasks:-

    Scan photographs and individually edit as instructed.
    Save edited images as TIFF files on external drive provided.
    Populate an Excel database with all available information pertaining to each image.
    Return original images to storage, as instructed.

    This role would be suited to someone with good basic PC skills, who is methodical and pays attention to detail. Being able to follow instructions well and handle archival material with care are also important.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:All volunteers will receive a volunteer welcome pack on their first week, which contains information pertaining to our organisation, their role, etc. There is a standard induction process for all volunteers to help them get to know the venue, policy and procedures and, of course, the staff. Training will be on-the-job with support from FCT staff, and will be relevant to the individual events. Volunteers will have a named contact within FCT who will support them.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Volunteers should keep receipts as evidence of expenditure and present to their named contact for reimbursement.

    Experience required:This role would be suited to someone with good basic PC skills (ability to work with Excel spreadsheets would be desirable, but training can be given), who is methodical and pays attention to detail. Being able to follow instructions well and handle archi

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview; PVG membership required; References; Trial Period

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsKirkcaldy Galleries, War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1YG

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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