Job title Collection Management Trainee Job reference REQ0000911 Date posted 08 / 01 / 2020 Application closing date 17 / 03 / 2020 Location London Salary £17,000 Job category / type Libraries & Collections Attachments Job description Collection Management TraineeRHS Libraries, LondonGBP 17,000 per annum We are seeking to appoint a Collection Management Trainee, based at our Library in London and, on occasion, our garden at RHS Wisley in Surrey.
The post is to help us deliver our Heritage Lottery Funded Library Conservation Plan for RHS Wisley Garden in Surrey. This paid trainee position is a fantastic opportunity for someone interested in a career in heritage and collections management.
The 12-month traineeship will offer hands on experience of caring for photographic collections and assistance with a collection of artefacts relating to horticulture and the history of the RHS.
RHS Libraries care for the world's most comprehensive collection of horticultural literature from the 16th century to the present day and a broad range of material associated with the history of the RHS itself.
The library collections were awarded Designated Status in 2011.The HF funded role will assist the Heritage Collections Manager to document and repackage our historical collections of photographs and negatives, accession them into the Library collections create basic catalogue records and conduct condition audits.
The post holder will also assist with the preparation of artefacts selected to go on display at our new garden interpretation centre at RHS Wisley garden.
The trainee will be given training in object handling, packaging and documentation and using the CALM collection management system.
The traineeship also includes attendance at the annual Collections Trust Conference.The RHS provides a number of great benefits for employees including : *Free access to all RHS Gardens, Shows and Libraries*Employee discounts including airport parking, hotels, retail and gym membership*25 days holiday (increasing 28 and 30 with service) and option to buy / sell*Monthly Garden Magazine and access to Horticultural adviceAll applications should be received by 9am Tuesday 17th March