National Leather Collection - Volunteer Digital Curator

Project name

Telling the Story of Leather

Organisation name

National Leather Collection

Title of role

Volunteer Digital Curator

Main objectives

  • To create and maintain a well-organised Flickr album of documents, photographs and film negatives.

  • To supplement the album with information and tags.

Tasks and activities

  • Upload photos to the museum’s Flickr account.

  • Organise and maintain an online catalogue by sorting files into albums.

  • Augmenting photographs with relevant information and adding tags to make the catalogue searchable.

Reporting to

Victoria Green, Project Manager


2nd Floor Grosvenor Chambers, Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Northampton, NN1 2EW

Work hours

Flexible; we ask for a commitment of 4-6 hours per week, which can be completed over 1 or 2 days. (Our operating hours are Mon – Thurs, 10:00 – 16:00.)

Skills/attributes/experience desired

  • Be competent with a computer and able to upload photos

  • Good organisation

  • Able to work as part of a team

  • Be motivated and able to self-manage

Training provided?

We are hosting a volunteer recruitment event at the National Leather Collection on Thursday 5th July from 14:00 - 15:00. This will provide an introduction to the project and an opportunity to meet the Project Manager and ask questions.

  • Basic archival/cataloguing training.

  • Training in how to use and manage a Flickr account.

  • Continued support provided by Project Manager.

Any other relevant information

  • The National Leather Collection is fully wheelchair accessible.

  • The project has a small budget for volunteer expenses, and may be able to refund the cost of bus tickets and public parking.