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We are looking for volunteers to join our small team of researchers, who are searching for historic tree related material that will help bring the history of Nene Park’s trees to life. This work will inform a ‘Windows of the Past’ trail to be launched January 2019.

Responsibilities:

  • Searching national archives for information that helps answer historical research questions.
  • Interpreting primary and secondary sources of information.
  • Using information found to guide and shape further research questions.
  • Keeping thorough records of all information found.
  • Regularly updating the Moments with Trees Project Officer about information found.
introduction

We are looking for volunteers to join our small team of researchers, who are searching for historic tree related material that will help bring the history of Nene Park’s trees to life. This work will inform a ‘Windows of the Past’ trail to be launched January 2019.

Responsibilities:

  • Searching national archives for information that helps answer historical research questions.
  • Interpreting primary and secondary sources of information.
  • Using information found to guide and shape further research questions.
  • Keeping thorough records of all information found.
  • Regularly updating the Moments with Trees Project Officer about information found.
why
  • Gain experience and develop skills
  • Utilising and sharing skills
  • The chance to discover
  • Working with others who share similar interests
what
  • A small budget for access to national archives or travel to record offices
  • Memory devices to store research data
  • Guidelines and information on archive sites
  • Access to space, laptops and internet for online searches, if required
  • Support and mentoring from Park staff
  • Free car parking
availability

The historical research project will run from July 2017 to July 2018. If you are interested in this position, please get in touch and we can discuss the role further and the hours you are able to commit to the role.

skills
  • Desire to find things out
  • Ability to communicate findings
  • Ability to work as part of a team and unaccompanied
  • Lots of enthusiasm and a can do attitude
  • Reliability
History Project Volunteer

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