Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Graduate-Trainee vacancy at Britten-Pears Foundation, Aldeburgh

Heritage Lottery Fund Graduate Trainee

£16,861 for 10 months full-time, fixed term contract(£20,234 pro rata, with possibility of extension.

Interested in a career in music archives? Then read on:-

The Britten–Pears Foundation, based in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, is a Designated collection holding the archives of composer Benjamin Britten. Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have initiated an exciting project based around Britten’s centenary celebrations in 2013.

The role of this HLF Graduate Trainee post is to support the front line work of the current archive/library staff and to assist in preparing the collections for a major move. The post will include overseeing our Reading Room and dealing with enquiries from researchers, as well as project work in preservation, digitisation and description of our collections.

This fixed term post would ideally suit a graduate wishing to gain work experience before applying for a postgraduate qualification in either Archives and Records Management or Library and Information Management. Training from our qualified Archivists and Librarian in the use of CALM, the archive management system, and in the many aspects of work in a specialist music archive and research library will be provided. The successful applicant will be motivated and happy to work on their own initiative, confident in dealing with the public, have strong communication and time management skills and be committed to archives or librarianship as a career. An interest in twentieth-century music would also be an advantage.

  • For more information about the Britten-Pears Foundation and to download an application form please visit our website .

  • For an informal chat about the post please contact librarian Nicholas Clark or archivist Judith Ratcliffe on 01728 451700, or email or

The closing date for applications is Fri 30 Sep 2011
Interviews will be held week commencing 10 Oct 2011

Nicholas Clark
Britten–Pears Foundation

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