Job title: Library Graduate Trainee
ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Internal/External
HOURS OF WORK: 36 per week net
JOB STATUS: Casual 51 weeks
SALARY PER ANNUM: £17,729
DIRECTORATE: Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives
LOCATION: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Kew is the world-leader in plant diversity science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a major visitor attraction, that shows the importance of plants in all our lives. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life.
We have an opportunity for a Library Graduate Trainee to join our team at the Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives department. The HLAA department supports the work of Kew with one of the largest collections of material in the world related to botany. This includes books, periodicals, maps, microforms, illustrations and archives. Our mission is to maintain and enhance these collections, exploit the information they contain, and provide access by whatever means are available.
This vacancy is open to graduates (and those expecting to graduate in 2013) who intend to pursue a career in the library field. You will be assisting in the smooth running of the library, by staffing the enquiry desk and correctly cataloguing items to international standards. You must have ability to plan own time, work independently and use own initiative. You will also have excellent written and oral communications skills with experience in dealing with the public.
Benefits include 30 days holiday per year, a choice of pensions, a flexible benefits scheme as well as a great working environment.
CLOSING DATE: Thursday 14th March 2013
INTERVIEW DATE: tbc
How To Apply
1. Download and read the Job Profile.
2. Complete an Application Form (including the Equality and Diversity Form).
3. Return your completed Application Form and Equality and Diversity Form to email@example.com. Please be advised that we do not accept applications by post. If you have a disability or a special need that requires support please contact us on 020 8332 3135.
We will only contact those candidates selected for interview. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, you should presume that you will not be called for interview. Unfortunately we are unable to provide feedback on your application if you are not selected for an interview.
If you have any general queries please do not hesitate to call the recruitment team on 020 8332 3135.
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