HSBC Holdings plc, London: Archives Assistant (1 year post)
We are pleased to announce a vacancy for our 2012-13 archives traineeship.
The successful candidate will join the busy London office, which is part of a global team of archivists working at HSBC. You will be responsible for a wide range of archive duties and provide general administrative support to the team.
The position is based primarily at the HSBC Archives centre in Canning Town, with occasional days spent at head office in Canary Wharf.
Duties will include:
Supervising the searchroom and retrieving records for researchers.
Answering internal and external enquiries about the history and archives of HSBC.
Accessioning and cataloguing new material.
Carrying out improvements to catalogue data.
Re-packaging and other conservation tasks.
Researching and writing articles.
Taking part in outreach work such as open days, exhibitions and branch anniversaries.
You will also have the opportunity to support our Art Management service and our Digital Archives project.
The post will start in September 2012 and will last for one year. Applicants should be enthusiastic and able to work with minimal supervision. Adaptability and attention to detail are key qualities.
This post is designed to suit someone looking for pre-course experience and the salary will be £21,000 pro rata.
For an informal chat about this post please call Claire Twinn on 020 7991 2656.
To apply, please email a CV and covering letter to Rachael Spree at [log in to unmask]
Deadline for applications is Thursday 7th June 2012.
Interviews to take place on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th June 2012. A potential second round of interviews will take place on Monday 2nd July 2012.
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