Transforming Archives Traineeship

on Thursday, 04 June 2015.

Transforming Archives Traineeship (Collection Development and Community Outreach)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham
£14,500 salary

Are you
•    Confident in using IT?
•    Great at getting on with people?
•    Confident in talking in front of groups in an approachable way?
•    Passionate about learning new skills?
•    Enthusiastic about taking on new challenges?
•    Interested in the past?
•    Looking for a new career?

If so, we’re looking for a trainee with the potential to develop a new career in the archive sector. We want to build on your practical skills and experience in technology and show you the great opportunities that archives and their collections can offer.

Whether you’re looking for a change in direction or are just starting out in your career, this traineeship at Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre could be for you. Transforming Archives is an exciting Heritage Lottery Fund training programme that is being offered in partnership with The National Archives.  The programme has been specifically designed for people who may never have thought about a career in Britain’s archive sector.

You’ll spend a year working on real-life projects whilst learning specialist skills that will equip you for a career in the heritage sector.  You’ll be helping to bring the past to life for new audiences now and preserving it for generations to come. By the end of your traineeship you’ll have built a portfolio that demonstrates your learning and have valuable skills to offer the sector.

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Closing date:  Monday 15 June 2015 at midnight.

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