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Concealed Shoe Documentation Volunteer

Main purpose of role:

The museum is home to the International Concealed Shoe Index which records all deliberately concealed shoe finds from across the UK and from other countries. The role would include adding all find information on to an excel spreadsheet and all paperwork and photographs collated and placed on file.

Main duties:

  • Picking out pertinent information from shoe find documents
  • Adding information to an excel spreadsheet
  • Filing all documents related to the find
  • Answering questions about information in the Index if required


Northampton Museum and Art Gallery

Approximate time commitment and duration:

Day of the week to be confirmed

Half to one day per week.

Useful skills required:

  • Experience of basic computer work
  • Attention to detail and procedures
  • Ability to work on own initiative or as a team
  • Good written skills
  • Interest in shoes and superstitions

Training provided:

You will be required to attend an induction session.

Excel spreasheet training provided

Skills volunteers can develop in the role:

  • Working with others
  • Working on your own
  • Gain an understanding of museum collections management tasks
  • Gain an understanding of the practice of concealing shoes
  • Confidence

Other information:

  • All equipment will be provided
  • Free tea/coffee and biscuits
  • Free parking

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