Volunteer Vacancy – Archival Work

December 3rd 2018

Join the Expatriate Archive Centre as part of our volunteer team!

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The Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC) collects and preserves original source material documenting the social history of expatriate life. The Centre is based in The Hague and has a small, dedicated staff. We are supported by an enthusiastic team of volunteers of different backgrounds, nationalities and ages.

We are looking for a volunteer to work on one of the EAC’s core collections as part of a team of three volunteers. This is one of our largest collections and it needs to be re-organised and registered in our archival system. This is a great opportunity to get involved in an interesting organisation that is home to so many expatriate stories.

The work consists of:

  • Cataloguing organisational documents such as correspondences, publications, photos, and minutes of meetings;
  • Creating new archival and content descriptions and checking existing ones for errors and completeness;
  • Creating an arrangement system and reference codes;
  • Scanning of the material.

 

Requirements:

  • Interest in social history and the archiving thereof;
  • Capability to structure and organise on a very detailed level;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Experience in Excel;
  • Experience in archiving or records management is ideal;
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn;
  • Be able to volunteer a minimum of one day per week, preferably on Thursdays.

 

We offer:

  • Training on the job;
  • A professional work environment;
  • The chance to enhance your computer, archiving, and management skills;
  • A great volunteer team to work with;
  • Unlimited chocolate;
  • Superb lunch discussions!

 

To apply please send your CV and motivation letter to welcome@xpatarchive.com.

For more information about the EAC, please visit www.xpatarchive.com.


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