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Archives and Engagement Traineeship

We are offering an 18 month traineeship opportunity in our Archives and Engagement department, based in Edinburgh.

Archive and Library Assistant, Lewis Matheson, searching the archives, Historic Environment Scotland, John Sinclair House, Edinburgh.

You will be part of a team that cares for 25 kilometres of paper items that we have in our archive – like architects’ drawings, details of excavations carried out by archaeologists, and old photographs we’ve collected that help our users see what Scotland was like in olden times.

During the course of the traineeship, you will have the opportunity to get involved with a variety of Archives & Engagement work, from learning first-hand how we make sure that our important material is protected and that people in many years to come have a chance to see what we have in our archive, to supporting the team in making these precious materials can be accessed, enjoyed and understood by the public.

This is an excellent opportunity that we’ve designed as part of our Year of Young People programme and is designed as an entry level opportunity for candidates with no previous qualifications in this area, who are starting out with a little, or no, previous work experience in the type of things we do. You’ll have SCQF Level 6 in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications.

During your traineeship you’ll work towards a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 3 in Museums & Galleries Practice.

If you enjoy visiting museums and galleries where you get to look at old documents and objects from the past and would like to gain some practical experience to help you move forward into a career working in an archive, museum or art gallery, we'd love to hear from you.

Applications can be submitted via the Skills Development Scotland website.

Closing date for applications is Friday 31 August 2018.


For any queries about the application process please contact: 

Joanne Paton, Rewards Training
Email: joanne.paton@rewardstraining.com
Telephone: 0131 557 6500