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Archiving Assistant


Cromwell Museum Trust




Working Hours



The Cromwell Museum Trust was formed early in 2014 as a joint initiative of the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust and the Cromwell Geneology group. The need for the Cromwell Museum Trust arose when CODC decided to relocate the Cromwell I-Site, and the Trust saw an opportunity to expand and manage the existing museum space. The museum is open 7 days a week between 10am and 4pm statutory holidays excluded.

Organised volunteers are needed to assist the museum with cataloging heritage material (papers, photos and artefacts) for archiving.  The material needs to be sorted, catalogued and filed.

Volunteers will gain:

  • Database management skills
  • Knowledge of computer programmes
  • Archiving and conservation storage experience
  • Increased knowledge of Otago’s Heritage
  • Working as part of an enthusiastic team to record important historic material for the future.


Interested volunteers should:

  • Be able to follow instructions clearly and concisely.
  • Be able enter information and sort items in a precise way so that it will be understood by others and be future-proofed.
  • Be honest, reliable, trustworthy and systematic.
  • Have an eye for detail.
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Neat and tidy work habits.
  • Have an interest in local history.
  • Data input requires computer literacy ideally including working in excel.

Time commitment

Can be at times that suit, usually within Museum hours or in conjunction with others.

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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