Scottish Council on Archives, Opening Up Scotland’s Archives Traineeship Programme 


7 Traineeships to learn archive skills
£14,500 bursary, for 51 weeks


Scottish Council on Archives, Opening Up Scotland’s Archives Traineeship Programme will provide the opportunity for 7 individuals from a range of backgrounds the opportunity to gain workplace learning over a 51-week period.  
The seven trainees will work in the following host organisations focusing on specialised training.  Each of the post titles is a link through to that job decsription: 

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow City Archives 
Outreach and Community Engagement and Digitalisation Trainee 

Midlothian Council  
Outreach  and Community Engagement Trainee  

Tasglann nan Eilean Siar ( Hebridean Archives) 
Traditional Archive Skills Trainee 

National Records of Scotland 
Digital Preservation Trainee:  Capacity Planning Traineeship 

National Records of Scotland 
Digital Preservation Trainee:  Digital Preservation Guidance Traineeship 

University of St Andrews 
Traditional Skills and Collection Development Trainee 

University of Edinburgh Centre for Research Collections 
Collection Development Trainee 

You must hold a minimum of Higher English (or equivalent) and Standard Grade Math (or equivalent). You must have good basic IT skills, good communication, people skills and problem solving abilities. Candidates should not already possess a postgraduate qualification in the area of heritage, archive or museum practice. 
Each individual traineeship has unique requirements. Please view and apply for each traineeship separately. 

Additional Information  
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 Apply 
For further information please visit the SCA Opening Up Scotland’s Archives traineeships page, or follow the individual traineeship links above. You should apply using Adopt an Intern’s online application form, following the instructions provided.  

Closing date for applications is Sunday 15 May 2016. 

Each traineeship is unique. Candidates can apply for multiple traineeships but must submit a separate application for each role. 
Interviews will take place at the hosting organisations in June/July 2016. 
In order to apply for a SCA traineeship you must be able to demonstrate that you have a right to work legally in the UK. 

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