'Skills for the Future'
Fixed Term Appointment for 12 Months
Salary £15,070 per annum
10 posts - Education Skills (4 places available) or in Curatorial Skills (6
Applications are invited for one of ten traineeships at the Royal Commission
on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) in either
Education Skills (4 places available) or in Curatorial Skills (6 places
available). The traineeships are being offered by RCAHMS as
part of 'Skills for the Future', a national programme to create new
opportunities in work-based training for the heritage sector funded by the
Heritage Lottery Fund.
You will be based in the RCAHMS office in Edinburgh, where you'll have the
chance to develop practical skills by working with experienced RCAHMS staff on
a range of interesting projects and work programmes. You will also have the
opportunity to work with other regional and national heritage bodies on a
placement basis. Towards the end of the 12 month program, you will also
complete a 10-credit undergraduate-level distance learning module in your
chosen skill area with the University of Dundee. By the end of the year,
you'll have built up a practical portfolio of completed work which you can
show to prospective employers as well as a distance-learning qualification
that can be offered to universities as evidence of academic ability.
You'll need to show us that you've achieved Credit Standard Grade or
Intermediate 2, or equivalent, in English and Mathematics, in order to
apply. No other qualifications or specific experience in
the heritage sector are required, but you must be able to demonstrate that you
are interested in the sector, that you can communicate effectively in speaking
and writing, and that you can work both independently and as part of a team.
You'll also need to be willing to engage with a wide range of different
audiences, be familiar with using standard computer packages and know how to
use the Web for communication and research. The traineeships are also open to
applicants who have previously completed higher academic qualifications,
except those who have already completed a postgraduate qualification in either
Museum or Archive Studies.
RCAHMS is a registered Scottish charity and an equal opportunities employer.
Applications for these traineeships are open to everyone who can meet the
conditions set out above, and we especially welcome applications from those
without existing degree qualifications, and those with disabilities. The
Curatorial traineeships will undertake a placement within our National
Collection of Aerial Photography, much of which originated from military
sources, and applications for these traineeships will be especially welcomed
from those with a military background.
It is a condition of appointment that Education trainees are cleared to work
with children by joining the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme,
administered by Disclosure Scotland. RCAHMS will cover the cost involved in
For further details of the training plan and an application form, go to the
Jobs section, please click APPLY button below, email
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16 Bernard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 9NX. Tel: 0131 662 1456; Fax: 0131 662 1477
The closing date for the return of completed application forms is 12.00noon on
Friday, 19th October 2012. Assessment centres will be held the week beginning
19th November 2012.
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