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Archives Graduate Trainee

JOB TITLE: Archives Graduate Trainee

REF: 763

HOURS OF WORK: full time (36 hours per week net)

JOB STATUS: Casual- 51 weeks


Directorate/Department: Public Programmes / LAA


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 an Archive Graduate Trainee to join our team at the Library, Art & Archives department. The Archives Team manage the institutional collection of Kew’s historic record of activities, as well as collections and other documents relating to the history of botany and also the organisation of the modern records. The team ensures the provision of access to the information held within these records to the general public, as required by legislation, and also to Kew staff, enabling them to carry out their day to day work.

This vacancy is open to graduates (and those expecting to graduate in 2014) who intend to pursue a career in archives administration or records management. You will be assisting in the curation of the archival and modern records collection and assisting in providing access to and making those collections available.   You must have ability to plan your own time, work independently and use your own initiative. You will also have excellent written and oral communications skills with experience in dealing with the public.

Closing date: Monday 14th July 2014 at 10 am

How to apply

Download and read the job profile and then fill in the application form and the equality diversity questionnaire. Return your completed application form and Equality and Diversity form to 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 are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

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