Rainbow Pilgrims – Preparing LGBTQI collections for deposit (London)


Archive Skills – Preparing LGBTQI collections for deposit – looking for volunteers – Training provided!

Organisation: Rainbow Pilgrims: The Rites and Passages of LGBTQI Migrants in the UK Project
Address: The Montagu Centre, 21 Maple St, London, W1T 4BE

Webpage: https://www.rainbowpilgrims.com/event/archiveskills/

Volunteer Duties: You will be expected to hone your (new) skills and help with Rainbow Pilgrims archival work (eg cataloguing, preparing collection for deposit); minimum amount of volunteering hours 1.5/week for 4-8 weeks from 14 May 2018 onwards at the LMA and other London (office at W1T 4BE) or PC-home based locations. You may be invited to work also on finalising the deposit of our other two collections Rainbow Jews and Twilight People, as the collections are connected.

This is a fantastic hands-on skills exchange opportunity, and a great opportunity to network and gain skills from senior archivists and be part of a landmark oral history project.

Location: The London Metropolitan Archives

Training Opportunities: Free Training/Induction for volunteers will be provided on 12 May 2018, 11-4pm, at the London Metropolitan Archives.

Training content: introduction to archives & exploring LGBTQ records to gain a general understanding of archives and their importance to learn about record types normally encountered through original examples, to gain an understanding of potential issues concerning use of original documents and recordings including ownership and copyright, to gain knowledge of key fundamental archival principles and ethics, to know how to advise private individuals if they have records and want to know more about how to care for them, to learn about how to care for and organise your collections.

Expenses: Reasonable travel expenses

Lunch packs (full day £10)

Archive materials expenses reimbursed

Closing Date of Project: 30 June 2018

Resorting to the Coast (Clacton-on-Sea/National)

Resorting to the Coast is a wonderful Heritage Lottery Funded project to promote the colourful seaside resorts of the Tendring coast in Essex.

We are seeking tenacious and proactive volunteers for two styles of roles which play a crucial and valuable part in making our oral history interviews accessible to the wider public:
– Sound editors
– Typing/producing oral history interview summaries

Ideally you will already have experience in these fields but if you are a fresh beginner – we can provide training if you’ve not done this before and you’ll need to be able to travel to Tendring or London.

About the project:
Resorting to the Coast has several different activities to engage with the public including oral history interviewing, seaside entertainments, a school programme, a travelling exhibition of coastal curiosities, two conferences, heritage walking trails, an online compendium of Tendring’s seaside heritage plus more!

Tendring’s coastal resorts played a key role in the establishment of the nostalgic ‘British Seaside Holiday’ since they became popular in the late Victorian era.

Location of position: Home based with own laptop/PC
Training Opportunities: We can provide technical training for editing oral history recordings and guidance on how to produce interview summaries.
Expenses: We can reimburse reasonable travel expenses if required and out of pocket expenses incurred by volunteers for attending training sessions.

Further information for Resorting to the Coast and details of how to apply to volunteer can be found here:  https://www.tendringcoastalheritage.org.uk/

Closing Date of Project: 31st July 2019

For more information, please contact Juliana Vandegrift:  juliana.vandegrift@essex.gov.uk

Organisation: Essex County Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 1SE 

​Twitter handle is @RTTC and #ResortingtotheCoast

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