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Pocklington Research Volunteer


Reference: OPP0005000

Activities: Marketing and promotions, Roles from home

Starts: Anytime

Closing Date: 30 June 2017

Pocklington Canal

We’re looking for volunteers to help with an exhibit to celebrate the bi-centenary of the Pocklington Canal. You’ll be one of a small team of researchers looking into the canal’s history in order to create a display that informs people about the canal’s history. This display will be exhibited in various locations around Pocklington and the East Riding throughout 2018.
You’ll be using historic records (primarily digital copies) to write text to go into this display, and suggest photos to accompany. We’ll split the project up between volunteers with individuals focussing on separate periods of the canal’s history.
Previous experience in historical research or an interest in the Pocklington Canal’s history would be useful for this role.


You will be uncovering new information about the Pocklington Canal
You will have the support of the Project Officer, as well as the opportunity to work with a small team of Research Volunteers
You will be contributing to an exhibition of the canal’s history which will be on display in 2018
You will receive full reimbursement for travel expenses (for example if you visit an archive for new material)

Skills required

We are looking for people with:
An enthusiasm of the history of the Pocklington Canal
Some prior research experience would be useful
A desire to give talks afterwards about the canal would be useful (but not essential)

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