The Opening Up Scotland's Archive project is open to both graduates and non-graduates. However, those with a post-graduate qualification in archives, records management or museum/heritage related disciplines should not apply as the project is designed to encourage those from diverse backgrounds who might otherwise not be able to start a career in the Archives sector.
Rather than solely focusing on specific qualifications, the aim is to identify people who can bring talent and energy and skills to the archival world, who are keen to develop their skills, who want to engage with their local community and want to create better accessible online services.
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to apply. There is no upper age limit.
The project aims to further increasing opportunities for entry into the sector. We especially want to attract people from different working environments or voluntary sector backgrounds. Rather than solely focusing on specific qualifications, the aim is to identify people who can bring talent and energy and skills to the archival world, are keen to develop their skills, want to engage with their local community and want to create better accessible online services, regardless of their age.
During the traineeship you will build a portfolio of skills, experience and training designed for you to take forward into future employment. At induction you will be provided with your training plan setting out the learning objectives and activities in more detail. The training programme is responsive to the individual trainee requirements and you will therefore have the opportunity to liaise with your trainer to establish an individual programme of support.
Through the University of Dundee you will also have the opportunity to undertake accredited distance learning modules. This may be used to count towards a future qualification in Archives or a related discipline.
To fit within the timescale of the project, interviews for potential trainees will take place at the hosting organisations .... Candidates must be available for interview during this time.
The traineeship opportunity is for 51 weeks from September 2015 to September 2016.
Yes. Trainees are paid in the form of a bursary, which is administered by Scottish Council on Archives. They will receive £14,500 over the course of their 51 week traineeship.