ERO – oral history interviewer volunteer opportunities

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Communicating Connections‘ is an oral history based community heritage project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with contributions from Essex 2020 and the Friends of Historic Essex.

It will explore the heritage of the Marconi Company, a telecommunications and engineering company based in Chelmsford, by collecting and archiving oral history interviews with past employees of the company. Chelmsford is known locally as the ‘birthplace of radio’, so we want to share this heritage with the local and wider community.


Essex Record Office is looking for 6 volunteer oral history interviewers to conduct 30 interviews in total with veterans of the Marconi Company. Full training in oral history interviewing will be provided by the Oral History Society and further support will be available throughout the project so there’s no need for prior oral history experience.

ERO anticipates that interviewing will begin in November 2020, but please note this may change due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and government guidelines. All activities and interviews will be risk assessed and Covid-19 procedures will be in place.

Click here to view the volunteer recruitment pack

Information about the role and how to apply is in the recruitment pack, but please direct any questions to communicatingconnections@gmail.com

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