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Graduate Trainee Archive Assistant
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF29013

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 26/08/2019

Job live date: 31/07/2019

Salary: £17,079 - £19,202 per annum

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: Library

Division: University Museums and Special Collections Services

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Fixed term for 1 year

We are looking for a motivated candidate for this exciting opportunity to gain pre-postgraduate training experience as part of the University’s Special Collections team. The Graduate Trainee Archive Assistant will assist researchers accessing the library and archive collections of the Museum of English Rural Life and University of Reading Special Collections and be responsible for answering postal, telephone and e-mail research enquiries. The post holder will also have the opportunity to catalogue and assist with preservation of archives. Training will be provided by an archivist.

This post is fixed term for one year.

You will have:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills to deal effectively and professionally with   enquiries from researchers in a reading room environment
  • Commitment to providing a professional service for researchers
  • IT skills – competence in MS Office, use of databases, internet, email
  • Previous experience of study or working with archives/library materials. This graduate trainee post would offer an opportunity for pre course experience prior to a postgraduate qualification in archives.
  • We welcome BAME applications for this post

Closing date: 26/08/2019

Interview date: 06/09/2019


Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Principal Archivist

Contact role:

Head of Archives

Contact name:

Caroline Gould

Contact name:

Guy Baxter

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 8660

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 8660

Contact email:

Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


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