HorsePower, The Museum of The King’s Royal Hussars

Volunteer Role Profile
Role Title:  Archives Assistant

Role Description

HorsePower, The Museum of The King’s Royal Hussars tells the exciting story of this modern armoured regiment since its forebears were raised in 1715. The museum is fully accredited by Arts Council England and is one of six military museums within the historic Peninsula Barracks site in Winchester. As part of our ongoing archives management, we are working on the documentation, cataloguing and development of our museum archives to ensure that they are
maintained to the highest standard. We are looking for a dynamic self-starter who is keen to build practical experience in documenting and researching within an archives environment. This requires the digitisation of archival material and photographs held within the Collection, their recording on the database and then their transcribing to provide swift future access. The role also requires the ability to undertake research in response to enquiries received by the Museum.
This role would suit someone aspiring to work in museums or archives but needing more practical experience.

Skills Required

• Confident in the use of a computer.
• Self-motivated with the ability to work unsupervised.
• Reliable.
• Enthusiastic about museums and archives.
• Able to take direction from the Museum staff.
• A sharp eye and attention to detail.
• A quick and accurate worker.
• Flexible approach.
• Ability to carry and lift boxes of files with training.
The number of hours is fully negotiable and this role can be undertaken anytime during the working week (Mon–Fri, 9am–4pm).


The role is based in Peninsula Square (former barracks), Romsey Road, Winchester, SO23 8TS.

The skills you will gain

• Experience of working within a museum environment.
• Good understanding of digitalisation.
• Knowledge of documenting and cataloguing in museums.
• Knowledge of military history and working with an established museum and archive.
• Understanding of working to museum best practise standards.

HorsePower, The Museum of The King’s Royal Hussars Statement of Purpose To safeguard the Museum’s collections in order to tell the exciting story of an English cavalry regiment for the education and enjoyment of all people living and visiting Hampshire, regardless of age, background and ability, and of past and present members of the Regiment and their families.

To Apply Please Contact:
Museum Assistant
Please include details of availability and how you meet the skills required.