Hou Wang Temple - Collection Care Volunteer

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

Our COLLECTION CARE VOLUNTEERS engage in a variety of tasks work with the Hou Wang Temple collection. Duties may involve ensuring objects are cleaned, presented appropriately, and report any damage or theft. Duties can also include assisting with photographing and registering artefacts into the the National Data Base register which involves data entry tasks. 

The person who undertakes this role must have a keen eye for detail, a steady hand, and a cautious approach to cleaning objects in the collection and / or capable skills in using a computer.

If you are person who meets this criteria and are interested in a joining a warm and welcoming local volunteer team, please apply for this role. We would love to have you join our team of amazing volunteers.

 

  

WHAT ARE THE TASKS?

 Under direction from the Heritage Site Coordinator, you will clean and maintain the objects and items in the Temple's collection. You may also volunteer to assist with the creation and maintenance of the collection data base, a role that involves recording and describing the important collection artefacts and assets. 

  • Perform oversight of the collection and report any concerns to the Heritage Site Coordinator
  • Ensure the Museum collection is properly displayed and organised
  • Communicate clearly with the Heritage Site Coordinator and NTAQ staff about potential issues, hazards, or disruptions to guest experiences, or risks to the property or collection
  • Perform photography and/or data entry of collection assets.
  • Pending ability, we may also request that you assist with other duties such as tidying, reporting maintenance issues, and other light domestic and administrative tasks.

 

 WHAT SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS DO I NEED?

 

  • A sound understanding of cleaning products and their impacts on different materials, and the ability to take direction from the Heritage Site Coordinator
  • The ability to be polite and respectful towards fellow NTAQ staff and volunteers, and guests to the property,
  • Confidence in working independently as well as in a team,
  • Be physically able to perform the role outlined, or communicate useful accommodations and adjustments to the Heritage Site Coordinator
  • Demonstrate a willingness to adapt, adhere to new policies and procedures, and undertake any associated training,
  • Agree to comply with all company policies and procedures,
  • Have basic computer literacy and access to email communications,
  • Be committed to representing the values and supporting the causes of the NTAQ.

 

WHEN CAN I VOLUNTEER?

 

Whenever the Temple and Museum are open, currently Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 2 pm.  We request a commitment of 1 shift each week, subject to operational requirements. This includes a morning tea and lunch break during your shift. Induction and training will be provided.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

 

  1. Online Application
  2. Interview at the Property
  3. 1 x Trial Shift