Posted on 20 June 2014
We are looking for a group of 6 students to join us for a week to experience what it's like to work in archives. You will work closely with original records from the Pace and Sims Architectural Archive and will perform a range of tasks including:
You will work through the rolled drawings of George Pace and Ronald Sims, identifying buildings, dating drawings, describing drawing types and physical formats, and noting any annotations or signatures. You will then create archival descriptions, which will form the basis of an electronic catalogue. You will also get the chance to engage in outreach work through writing a group blog about your work experience project.
You don't need any previous knowledge or experience of working in archives, but you will need:
Applicants should ensure they are available for the whole of the week (Monday-Friday) beginning 22 September. The working day is 9:30-17:30.
Although the placement is unpaid, you will receive appropriate guidance, mentoring and advice on how best to pursue a career in archives further, should you so wish. You will receive a basic induction into the main issues affecting archives and the skills you will need to pursue a career further.
So, if you are interested in finding out whether archive work might be the career for you, we are looking forward to hearing from you.
How to apply
Please send a CV and covering letter addressed to Dr Amanda Jones at email@example.com.
Closing date for applications is 4th July.
Successful candidates will be contacted on or shortly after 21st July.