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What’s in it for you?


    • Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team

    • Volunteering in a significant heritage site

    • Meeting people and making new friends

    • Improving your skills and acquiring new ones

    • Enjoying new experiences

    • Personal satisfaction in having an opportunity to make a positive difference to our visitor experience in-person and online

What is the role?


    • To work under supervision with the Photographic Assistant to scan and upload images

    • To assist in maintaining appropriate storage of glass and film negatives and prints

    • To assist with carrying out inventories and audits of the photographic archive under the supervision of staff

    • To assist with recording and cataloguing new and existing photographs and collections on our management database, iBase

    • To carry out research about photographs in the archive

    • To assist in customer enquiries

Training will be provided to help ease volunteers into their role as well as implementing an intergenerational and cross cultural approach with current volunteers. You will receive an induction necessary to the role including health and safety rules.

This role will suit people who:


    • feel comfortable communicating with members of the public

    • have good interpersonal skills

    • can follow instructions and safety procedures

    • are keen to learn

    • are comfortable with database and computer work

    • have an interest in photography and local history

    • work well with others in a team

    • are reliable, trustworthy and punctual

    • are willing to abide by the Council’s code of conduct for volunteers and staff

    • are resident in the UK or in possession of a suitable visa for study or work

Out-of-pocket travel costs between home and volunteering location will be offered. Much of the work for this particular role will take place in the photo archive at Bradford Industrial Museum.

When:  Monday and/or Wednesday 10am-3pm

Responsible to: Photographic Archive Assistant and Volunteer Co-Ordinator

Thank you for offering your time to volunteer for Bradford Museums and Galleries.