Archives Graduate Trainee
We have an opportunity for an Archive Graduate Trainee to join our team at the Library, Art & Archives department.
The Archives Team manage the institutional collection of Kew’s historic record of activities, as well as collections and other documents relating to the history of botany and also the organisation of the modern records.
The team ensures the provision of access to the information held within these records to the general public, as required by legislation, and also to Kew staff, enabling them to carry out their day to day work.
Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.
We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.
We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.
This vacancy is open to graduates (and those expecting to graduate in 2019) who intend to pursue a career in archives administration or records management. You will be assisting in the curation of the archival and modern records collection and assisting in providing access to and making those collections available.
You must have the ability to plan your own time, work independently, and use your own initiative. You'll also need to have excellent written and oral communications skills, with experience of dealing with the public.
The salary will be £21,527 per annum pro rata.
We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.
If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.
No agencies please.
Please note that applicants must already hold the Right to Work in the UK as we are unlikely to be able to offer sponsorship for this position.