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Parliamentary Archives - Trainee Archives Assistant
Fixed Term Appointment 1 October 2012 to 31 August 2013. Salary range £20,815 - £25,666 per annum (House of Lords C3 band)
The Parliamentary Archives provides a records management and archives service for both Houses of Parliament. The Parliamentary Archives has an opportunity for a self-motivated graduate planning a career in archives to gain work experience in a stimulating environment, maintaining and developing our archives services. The job will be on a fixed-term basis from 1 October 2012 to 31 August 2013. This training post is intended to provide a year's experience for someone requiring that as a condition for entry to a recognised UK archive course and candidates will be expected to start the application process during the training period. The post is not designed for students already enrolled in full or part-time archives courses, including distance learning courses.
Based in the Public Services & Outreach Team and reporting to the Archivist, the post holder will be involved in a wide range of professional work and be provided with good developmental opportunities. The work will include accessioning and cataloguing of Committee papers and other Parliamentary records using CALM to office procedure and international archival standards, answering of public enquiries in all media, invigilation in the search room, and assistance with outreach work such as the creation of exhibition displays and website work.
You must have a good degree, preferably in History; a determination to undertake a post-graduate archive qualification following the placement; a commitment to archive work as a career, perhaps gained through volunteering; excellent IT skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong team-working skills; the ability to organise your own time while keeping to schedules and meeting deadlines; and the ability to assimilate and interpret a wide range of sources. An awareness of archival cataloguing systems would be desirable.
Benefits of House of Lords employees include membership of a staff pension scheme, 30 days annual leave entitlement and assistance for childcare. On site facilities are excellent and include several restaurants and a gym.
Further details and an application form can be obtained from the Human Resources Office, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Please state which position you are applying for. Completed forms should be returned by Friday 8 June 2012. If you have not heard from us by mid July you should assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.
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