Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Friday, 12 June 2015

Music Graduate? Great Chance to Work in a Music Library!

We have been asked to share details of this great opportunity at the Britten Pears Foundation:-
Graduate Trainee: Collections
£21,848 for 12 months full-time, fixed term contract

The Britten–Pears Foundation, based in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, holds a Designated collection comprising the archives of composer Benjamin Britten. We are looking for a Graduate Trainee to support the front line work of the current collections staff. 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 and working with our volunteers. Enquiries about the post can be directed to Nicholas Clark

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 collections staff in the use of the archive management system, and in the many aspects of work in a specialist 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 and/or art would also be an advantage.

To apply please:
  • download, complete and save the application form and equal opportunities form available from the Foundation website (using a current version of the free Adobe Reader; NB you will not be able to save your text if you open the form in your web browser - please use Adobe Reader);
  • write a covering email;
  • e-mail your application form with a completed Equal Opportunities form to Anna Hunter no later than Friday 26 June 2015, including the words Graduate Trainee application in the e-mail title.

Interviews will be held on the 10 July 2015.
Nicholas Clark
Britten–Pears Foundation
The Red House
Golf Lane
Suffolk, IP15 5PZ
Telephone 01728 451700

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