Our Transforming Archives traineeships are designed to recruit trainees with existing skills who can put their experiences into practice in an archive service.
Three of our current trainees are putting their IT and computer science background to use exploring the challenges of digital preservation. Nine months in, Dave and Roz share their experiences – if you’re inspired by them, you can apply for two new posts available at Hull History Centre.
Hull History Centre: David’s traineeship
Several months ago I started working at the Hull History Centre as a Transforming Archives Trainee, specialising in digital preservation. However, the traineeship is a lot more than just this; in my case, it also covers engagement and outreach as well as digitisation.
I come from a Computer Science background. I’ve worked both as a web developer and copywriter, as well as an assistant IT tutor. My first thought upon noticing the job advertisement was that I knew absolutely nothing about archives; in fact, I had never even seen one before. This sparked my curiosity, especially when I saw that they were looking for people with an IT related background. I hadn’t considered a career path like this before, and with this offering an alternate way into the sector it seemed like too good an opportunity to pass up. Continue reading »