Archive Assistant Trainee (Argyll Aspires)

Argyll Aspires, a partnership project between Culture Heritage and Arts Assembly, Argyll and Isles (CHARTS) seeks to recruit an Archives Assistant trainee to be based in the Argyll Papers, the family and estate archive of the Duke of Argyll, at Inveraray Castle.

As an Archives Assistant trainee, you will be introduced to the principles of archive management, including supporting and supervising researchers, cataloguing and arrangement, palaeography, collection care, outreach work and digitisation.

You will be working towards Foundation level membership of the Archives and Records Association and will have the opportunity to achieve modules towards the Archival Studies PG Cert with the Centre for Archive and Information Studies (CAIS) at the University of Dundee. These opportunities will provide you with the knowledge, professional experience, and the confidence to obtain future employment in the Archive Sector if you choose to, or transferable skills that will be valuable in many other careers.

This is a part-time 0.6 FTE, fixed-term contract for 14 months intended to run from August/September 2022. The salary meets the ARA recommendation for para-professional post.

The closing date for applications is the 15 July 2022 at 17:00, with interviews scheduled to take place online on Tuesday 26 July.


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This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting project partnership, known as Argyll Aspires, which is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Argyll Aspires offers young people throughout Argyll the chance to build skills and develop careers in the heritage sector. There will be one Modern Apprenticeship at Auchindrain Historic Township, another at Dunollie Museum Castle & Grounds, and an Archives Assistant Traineeship with The Argyll Papers, Inveraray Castle.

Archive Assistant Trainee (Argyll Aspires)