Heritage Volunteer - Research Audit

Heritage Volunteer Research Audit – Brighton Dome and Festival

Brighton Dome & Festival has embarked on an history and heritage project, exploring explore over 200 years of these iconic buildings.

Since August 2018 Research Volunteers have been working with us to research stories of our past. We now need to collate and review this material so that we can find new ways to present it to the public.

We are looking for a volunteer to help us with this task!

What will you do as an Research Audit Volunteer:

• Look through existing Brighton Dome & Festival Volunteer Research including text and images.

• Help us identify where there are gaps in the three themes we are exploring: Architecture, Social History and Performance History

• Help us coordinate a list of research to date

• Create an online system for sharing access to research material

What will you get out of it?

• Meet new people, build confidence and make new friends

• Learn administration, computer and presentation skills, or put to good use skills you already have

• Contribute to heritage and history material for the newly re-opened Brighton Dome and Corn Exchange and future exhibitions

• We are happy to provide references for our volunteers

• On occasion, free or reduced price tickets may become available We do not guarantee you tickets, but as a volunteer you may be able to apply for these. Tickets are offered on a first come, first served basis.

What are we looking for?

We believe our organisation will be strengthened by a diverse workforce We therefore encourage and warmly welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and all parts of the community, particularly people who are disabled and are and from Black and ethnic minorities (BAME) who are currently under-represented within our organisation.

• A genuine interest in the history and heritage of Brighton, Brighton Dome, The Royal Pavilion Estate and live entertainment and performance over the last 200 years.

• Competency in computer programmes such as Word, Excel and internet search tools (ie Google).

• Competency in ‘Trello’

• Ideally looking for a commitment of 2-3 days per week during office hours for the first 2 months (lessening as the project systems are established)

• Reliable and trustworthy (volunteering times can be flexible to enable volunteers to work around other commitments)

• Aged over 18

Location, availability and commitment

• Brighton Dome and Festival Administration Offices :12a, Pavilion Buildings, Castle Square, Brighton, BN1 1EE. Some volunteering can also take place from home, libraries and/or community centres with computer access.

• Occasionally volunteers may visit Brighton Jubilee Library, The Royal Pavilion and Museums and The Keep at Falmer. (Travel expenses will be reimbursed for trips outside the city centre up to £5 in agreement with the Volunteer Coordination Manager).

• This opportunity is available from September 2019 and is expected to last approximately 3 weeks (with potential to continue as a Heritage Volunteer)

• Suggested commitment: 3 - 4 hours per week but can be flexible

Application Process and Deadline

There are several ways you can apply for this volunteering position:

Download an application form
Download our equalities form

Or complete our online application survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LVY6N6X

• Complete the application form and Equal Opportunities form and return them to Catherine Gill, 12a, Pavilion Buildings, Castle Square, Brighton, BN1 1EE or email it to catherine.gill@brightondome.org

• Request a copy of the application forms to be sent to you by post.

o Please advise if you would like us to create a large-print copy of the form for you.

• Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an informal meeting with the Volunteer Coordination Manage. This can take the form of a telephone interview if required (Please let us know if you have any access requirements for this meeting)