Adopt an Intern are delighted to announce a brand new project in partnership with the Scottish Council on Archives. As part of the Opening Up Scotland’s Archives project, this will provide the opportunity for 6 trainees from a range of backgrounds to spend a year working on real-life projects whilst learning new skills that will help them towards a career in the archives and heritage sectors.
Funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, the Opening Up Scotland’s Archives seeks to address three main areas:
• to diversify the range of people coming into the archives workforce
• to address gaps in the skills available in the archives workforce and
• to offer new routes for people to work in the heritage sector.
Rather than solely focusing on specific qualifications, the aim of this project is to identify people who can bring talent and energy and skills to the archival world, who are keen to develop their skills, who want to engage with their local community and want to create better accessible online services.
Based archive centres across Scotland, the trainees will help to bring the past to life for new audiences, keeping it alive for future generations to enjoy.
If you have experience or curiosity about our shared history and heritage or a background (work or volunteering) in community work, education, events or culture and want to expand your skills; if you have an interest in working with diverse communities and people; if you’re interested in preserving our past and bringing it to new audiences; if you’re passionate about social media, new technology, sharing information and bringing people together online then these traineeships could be for you.
For more information visit our project page.