Oral History Recorder

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated volunteers with an interest in the history of Staunton Country Park. If you are looking for an opportunity to engage with a wide range of people and capture their memories of Leigh Park Gardens (as it is affectionately known to local residents), then this could be the role for you.

Typical tasks and duties: • Undertaking oral interviews, researching archives and transcripts, recording and editing digital interviews • Writing summaries and transcribing interviews • Help with administrative tasks • Assist in selecting content from recordings for exhibitions and website • Scanning documents and photographs • Arrange interviews or take part in public drop-in sessions. • Marketing and publicity through social media, websites and your networks • Promoting the project and how people can get involved


Desirable Skills and knowledge: • You will need to be patient, friendly and reliable • Encourage participation and be motivating • Recording interviews • Experience of using Microsoft Word and email. • Research • Marketing and promotions • Administration (ability to write clearly and concisely) • Able to work as part of a team and relate to all visitors. No formal qualifications are required but you will need to be confident talking to a wide range of people. Experience of conducting interviews would be useful, as would experience of using sound recording equipment. However formal training will be provided.


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    Specialist training in undertaking oral history interviews and processes
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

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Availability Details

Ad hoc interviews and marketing events and at times convenient with the volunteer.


c/o Staunton Country Park
Middle Park Way

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