Archive Support Assistant

The National Jazz Archive holds the UK’s finest collection of written and visual jazz-related

material, along with an important collection of ‘oral history’ recordings. Our website is a window

into our work and the vibrant world we celebrate:

The Archive is looking to grow its friendly and enthusiastic team of volunteers to assist with:

• Cataloguing

• Digitising

• Transcribing

• Preservation

• Website and social media

• Exhibitions

• Running events

The Archive collections, dating back over 100 years, document this ever-evolving musical

phenomenon. They also tell the story of social and cultural development, including diversity and integration, fashion, dance, art and popular music. It is a fascinating resource of interest to far more than just jazz fans.

Aside from working within the main Archive, based in Loughton, Essex, there are also opportunities to work remotely.


- To be able to communicate effectively

- Experience of using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook

- The ability to work equally well in a team and unsupervised

- An interest in, knowledge of or willingness to learn about the history of jazz and the NJA collections

Knowledge of jazz is not a prerequisite for working with us.

A degree of training and supervision is provided. This is a great opportunity to develop and hone skills, either alone or working alongside others.


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details



Loughton Library
Traps Hill
IG10 1HD

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