We need your help. The good news is we are about to relocate to Cambridge which will allow us to create a dazzling museum experience open to the public.

However, refurbishing the new premises will require a huge effort and we desperately need help with this challenging but very exciting project. We need volunteers with a variety of skills. Painting and decorating will be a priority but we also need help with collection care, customer services, project management, marketing, and all sorts of day to day tasks.

•Working in the museum and shop
•Helping with refurbishment and maintenance work on the building
•Help with publicity and marketing,
•Help with education work
•Help with temporary exhibitions, including research
•Administration work
•Providing refreshments for visitors in groups
•Conservation and librarianship
•Health and safety
The Centre for Computing History is a registered charity (currently seeking museum status) run entirely by volunteers, to professional standards.

Specific Vacancies
Please remember that all positions are unpaid - do not apply if you are looking for a salary. Hours are flexible, with some weekday and weekend working necessary.

Front-of-House Staff
We are looking for people to welcome our visitors, staff the museum and museum shop, open up, collect admission charges, sort incoming mail, field telephone calls with messages taken and passed to the appropriate person, and selling in the shop. Good communications skills are needed, smart appearance and a good telephone manner; this role more than any other is about presenting a public face.

Front of house staff need to be able to use a computer system and handle cash accurately. Training will be given. Hours are flexible - some people can only work at weekends, others only on certain weekdays -  we need a range of people for flexibility. There is no minimum commitment but we would ideally like to hear from people who can offer one day per week or an equivalent (e.g. two mornings per week).

Customer Care
We need additional staff to take care of groups when they visit the museum. This will include meeting, greeting, providing visitors with information and some interpretation. Friendly customer relationship skills are a must for this position. An interest in the history of computing and the ability to communicate this to people, and give a short talk to a group (some training provided), would be a great advantage.

You will need to be computer literate and methodical. The job is to catalogue our system with all our new acquisitions and backlog of donations.
Handy Person
Practical people are needed to help with basic maintenance tasks such as painting, minor repairs, a little woodwork and similar practical activities.

Outdoor Events
We attend several industry and educational events throughout the year and the number could be vastly expanded. These events help us to publicise the museum and also sell shop stock. We need help with stock listing and packing, publicity material, arrangement of our stand, and staffing on the day.

Curatorial Work
We are looking for someone to assist our Curator/Archivist with care of the collection. Ideally this would suit someone who would like to gain experience of this type of work or with a background in museum collection care. If you are interested in this role please get in touch and we can discuss the flexible options with you.

Sponsorship Coordinator
The role of the Sponsorship Co-ordinator is a new one. We are looking for someone who will develop relationships with local business organisations or those with a special interest in computer technology, with a view to obtain sponsorship from them for the main collection, temporary exhibitions, special events etc.
Good communications skills and the ability to project a professional image to business people are essential.

If any of these roles interest you or you would like to help us in some other way to establish a new, innovative museum experience in Cambridge please telephone 01440 708494 or email:

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Date : 24-08-2012

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