Tuesday, May 18, 2021

 The Society and Leatherhead Museum are run by volunteers. We need your help.

To arrange a chat please first contact our Chairman, John Rowley:

All help will be appreciated even if it might not be for the specific opportunities listed here. Training and mentoring will be provided.

Secretary of the Society: Dealing with correspondence; arranging quarterly meetings of the Executive Committee; producing EC Minutes; arranging the Annual General Meeting and producing materials for it and Minutes. Software is in place to produce transcripts from recordings of meetings. Competent with email and Microsoft Word.   

Museum Curator: Keeping our Museum welcoming, interesting and well administered. Responsibility for the Museum's collections both in the Museum and in our offsite store and also for the acquisition of new items. Helping to create displays and exhibitions. Motivating and training Museum Stewards. Working with those involved in outreach. Providing the Newsletter and Website editors with news items. Works closely with the Museum Manager who is responsible for the building and equipment.

Volunteers: All sorts of tasks behind the scenes such as maintenance of the Museum building and garden, sorting and cataloguing material.

Of particular importance at the moment, we need people who can scan documents, including photos, for our digital archive. Tell us about what equipment you have. 

Museum Stewards: Join a rota of Museum Stewards who who normally help, together with another Steward, for one three-hour session a month during our Museum season (pre-pandemic this was April to December, on Thursday and Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings and afternoons). Welcome visitors. Note enquiries. Be aware of security and Health and Safety.
... You'll have time to become knowledgeable about what's on display.   

Records Secretary: Dealing with records offered to the Society. Coordinating the digitisation of records and the uploading of them to our on-line archive. Working closely with the 'village' archivists. 

Archivist for Great and Little Bookham: be/become specifically knowledgeable about what we have on these villages and become our go-to person for enquiries. Handling/coordinating digitisation of these records. 

Archivist for Leatherhead: be/become specifically knowledgeable about what we have on Leatherhead and become our go-to person for enquiries. Handling/coordinating digitisation of these records. 

Sales/Publications: Includes helping with the publication of books by members, or organisations we are happy to assist. Computer literacy essential. Another and possibly separate aspect of this role is to promote and administer the sale of the Society's publications at local events and in local outlets. 

Tea/Coffee/Biscuits at our meetings: When we return to meeting together for talks and events we will again, in line with any requirements, want to offer refreshments in the Abraham Dixon Hall at the Leatherhead Institute. Usually a team of two, who need more to join them so that a rota can be operated.