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Volunteering is vital to the Horniman Museum and Gardens

Along with a supportive learning environment, we offer the chance to take part in important pieces of work at the Horniman while gaining insight into the management of a large collection and busy public programme.

Due to high demand for volunteering we can only accept applications for roles listed on this page. 

  • Annual Volunteer Celebration, Celebrating our volunteers at an Annual Celebration event
    Celebrating our volunteers at an Annual Celebration event

Audio Visual Collections Volunteer

The Horniman’s Library is home to a fascinating collection of video and audio tapes, which were assembled to support research, education and exhibition activities of the Museum and Gardens. The tapes include recordings of events and concerts at the Horniman over the past thirty years, footage and audio taken during fieldwork around the world, and video and audio clips played during past Horniman exhibitions.

Unfortunately many of these tapes are in formats that are quickly becoming obsolete. This makes the collection extremely difficult to access.

The Horniman is now embarking on an exciting project to unlock its audio visual collections. Through sorting, listing and digitisation, we aim to give this unique collection a new lease of life, making it more readily available to staff and to the public.

We are recruiting two volunteers to help sort and list the audio and video tape collections in the Horniman Library.

Please see the role description below for details:

To apply, please complete the application form below and return to volunteering@horniman.ac.uk by 10am Friday 22 March 2019.

We are looking for a volunteer to come in one day a week (Tuesday) for 12 weeks. Starting date flexible, March-April 2019.