My House My Street is a research and web-based project all about the history of ordinary streets in Brighton. If you’re keen to try your hand at researching the streets of the North Laine, you’re someone we’re looking for. We’ll teach you the research skills needed; you don’t have to be an academic at all!
Profiles of the Past
If the idea of finding out more about silhouette pictures interests you, then come and find out more about this project. There’s cataloguing to be done and data to be collated as well as being part of a team working on the first collection of information about these fascinating pictures. We’ll teach you how.
Keeping the Regency Town House alive in the world needs regular attention to our websites and social media. We need people who know how to make use of the media and can write copy and edit.
Plan communications with our Events and PR Champions to bring us and our events to the front of Brighton and Hove minds. You’ll need to have clear ideas, be organised and be great at getting things done.
Create eye-catching posters and displays for our events. Design leaflets, tickets and whatever else you think of to make our publicity work. You need to be happy working to a deadline and not fazed by last minute amendments.
Trades people and willing helpers
The process of conservation and restoration takes skill and time. We need trades people of all sorts, especially plasterers and we need willing helpers. You would learn some specialist techniques as well. We also need people who are willing to learn to help in this process. You’ll only need old clothes: we supply the rest
Here at the Regency Town House we hold archive collections of letters, architectural drawings and artefacts as well as our own small library and archive. We would love an archivist or two to come and help us make the best of them.
Data research and collation
Some of our projects require data to be researched and input into a major database. The job is a combination of basic research and input and, after training, can be done at home if you have access to a computer and the web. This research is the vital foundation of some of our large projects.
There are always a wide range of basic tasks that need doing at the Town House and specialised projects that require volunteers. Although opportunities change with time, we are always interested in people who can assit with basic office maintenance, the writing of articles and the design and production of web pages. Equally, we are keen to recruit IT professionals to assist us with website development (especially if you have a knowledge of Drupal).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if any of the above appeal.