Our museum has developed a lot over the last five years and we are looking for an Activities Officer to help us take the museum forward into the future!
Over the past five years, the museum has opened to the public, applied for Accreditation, changed to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with a new Board of Trustees, developed an exhibitions and events programme, recruited a team of volunteers, established an online presence and ventured into retail. We now welcome over 20,000 visitors per year and are planning to expand our offer much further.
The Rifles Collection has been designed to create a collection which promotes learning and engages with visitors to be moved, inspired and challenged with the living heritage that is the story of The Rifles, the Regiment and its people; soldiers and dependants.
As Activities Officer, you will be responsible for leading the development in our offer, for both the daily offer to visitors in the museum and for special events and exhibitions.
We will have various volunteering opportunities coming up with The Rifles Collection in many areas, either working in Winchester or working remotely online for us. Our work would not be sustainable without the valuable support from volunteers, whether just for one day or for a longer period. If you’re interested in helping us out there are contact details down below.
We are currently looking for volunteer Collections Assistants – please read through the role profile.
Donate to The Rifles Collection
The Rifles is in the process of establishing its own collection and archive, to be used for the future for:
- Research and information
- Exhibitions and displays
- Publications such as The Bugle and The Chronicle
- Educational programmes
- Online content
We want to record the experiences of The Rifles on operations since 2007, from the perspective of Riflemen and their families. If you or a member of your family is serving or has served in The Rifles, we need your support. We would like to collect any items of kit, communications you have written or received, blogs or video diaries you have made – anything that tells the story of your experience with The Rifles. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Emails/letters/postcards/cards/blueys/e-blueys/photo-blueys to and from family and friends
- Poems/art/films/short stories inspired by your experiences
- Travel documents
- Uniform/kit items/insignia
- Aide memoires
- Books and magazines you read
- iPhone/iPod playlists
- Gifts or goods you returned with
- Names of places within FOBs and temporary signage
- Accounts/experiences from families of those serving
The Rifles Collection is very grateful to those who give items or accounts to add to our collection. We are obliged to make sure that every acquisition is in line with our Collection Policy, and that we have the resources to conserve and store each item properly. As a result, it is not always possible for us to accept every object. However, in the event that we cannot accommodate your gift, we may be able to suggest an alternative recipient, giving priority to our associate museums, so please do contact us if you have something you would like to give. Download a copy of our Collection Development Policy for more information.
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The Rifles’ Memorial Policy
For information about memorials that relate to The Rifles or their antcedent regiments, please download a copy of The Rifles Memorial Policy.
Winchester Military Museums
The Rifles Collection is part of Winchester Military Museums, which supports all of Winchester’s military museums through collaborative projects and events.
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