Library Service Assistant Apprentice

The Word & Image Department (WID) of the V&A is responsible for the Museum’s collections of prints, drawings, paintings, photographs, designs, computer art, books and archives.

Art Opportunity previously on at Victoria and Albert Museum in City of London, United Kingdom.
From Tuesday 01 October 2013 to Friday 01 November 2013

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A proportion of WID collections can be seen both in the permanent galleries and on display in temporary exhibitions. Other parts of the collection are accessible through our 3 study rooms: the National Art Library, the Prints& Drawings Study Room and the Blythe House Archive & Library Reading Room.

WID has a vacancy for an Apprentice to join the team of Service Assistants working in the National Art Library, providing access to the Museum’s collection of approximately 1 million printed, manuscript, archival and electronic resources. The Service Assistants work both in the Library stores and on public service counters, and are an essential part of the service the Department offers to the public. In the apprenticeship post, you will gain skills in customer service, information organisation and retrieval, basic preservation techniques, and object handling. You will also be working towards gaining the EDI Certificate in Libraries, Archives and Information Services, Level 2.

We are looking for a person who has a real enthusiasm for working with the public, good communication skills and the ability to handle objects with care and attention to detail. An interest in information provision, art and design and the cultural heritage sector would be beneficial. This opportunity is available to people aged 16 to 24 who have not already completed a course of study at degree level.

This is a fixed term contract for 1 year working full time (36 hours per week).

Closing date for applications: Friday 1 November 2013.

Interviews are to be held week commencing 11 November 2013.