We are delighted to offer the opportunity for a young person, aged 18-25, interested in archives and history to work with us on our archive. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience of working with archives: learning about archival records and how they are cared for, gaining support and insights from a working Archivist and share history with the public.
The position can either be for 6 months on a full-time basis, or 12 months on a part-time basis (0.5 FTE).
Coram’s Foundling Hospital archive is extensive, fascinating and fragile. Recognising this, and the archive’s importance to the nation, the National Lottery Heritage Fund made a four-year grant, now in its third year, to enable us to:
• Digitise and transcribe a major portion of the archive
• Promote our rich history online through a brand-new website
• Engage care-experienced and looked-after young people in creative projects inspired by the archive
• Develop educational resources from these activities
• Run a social media campaign to challenge the stigma of being in care, by showcasing young people’s talents and ambitions
About the role
As the archive intern you will work closely with the Voices Through Time programme’s Archivist on the archival elements of the programme. This will include contributing to the development of the Foundling Hospital archive catalogue and research guidance; assisting the Archivist and Coram’s Social Historian in finding archival records for creative projects with young people; and contributing ideas and content to the Coram Story website and social media.
To apply for this role and find out more, visit our Coram job site. This includes a full job description and person specification.
Salary: £20,111. FTE (£10,055.5 part-time, 17.5 hours), London living wage
Closing date: 9am, Friday 27th May 2022
Interview date: Monday 27th June
Interviews will take place at Coram Campus, 41 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ