Volunteer Imaging Assistant
Posted on 15th May 2019 by Thomas Kuglin
Interested in a volunteering role with us?
National Jazz Archive (NJA) holds the UK’s finest collection of written, printed and visual material on jazz, blues and related music, from the 1920s to the present day. Its vision is to ensure that the rich cultural heritage of jazz is safeguarded for future generations of enthusiasts, professionals and researchers.
NJA relies on volunteers for all sorts of vital activities such as packing and sorting our collections, indexing collections, identifying jazz musicians in photographs, editing oral history transcripts, organising events, social media and marketing.
The Archive was recently bequeathed a large photographic collection by professional photographer, Brian Foskett, which is in the process of being digitised for the NJA website. We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative volunteer to help with the scanning stage of the project. On-the-job training will be provided.
This is a great opportunity to be involved in making a significant jazz collection accessible and/or to gain valuable experience in an archive environment.
Any candidate would need to be able to commit to a minimum of one day per week (preferably Wednesdays), live within commutable distance of Loughton, and would ideally have skills and interests in the following areas:
- Knowledge of computer applications and a good level of IT skills.
- Accurate and methodical in inputting data.
- Good communication skills.
- Flexible response to working.
- Familiarity with / experience of photography.
- Interest in jazz or iconic music performers.
Please email CVs to Angela Davies, Project & Volunteer Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.