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Archives Intern

Diageo

Dublin, Ireland

Heritage is recognised as a vital growth driver for many of Diageo’s brands. The Guinness Archive at Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s No. 1 visitor attraction, plays an integral role in protecting and managing the history and heritage of the GUINNESS brand and Diageo beer brands in Ireland.

The Guinness Archive was established in 1998 to preserve, catalogue and make accessible the heritage of the GUINNESS brand to internal and external users. The Archive holds the 1759 lease, the foundation document of the brand, and over 7,000 linear metres of paper material, over 10,000 photographs, 1,000 items of film/ video, a large advertising collection and a large artefact collection

The Guinness Archive is the only corporate Archive open to the public in Ireland and is located in Guinness Storehouse the Home of Guinness, authenticating the visitor experience, and acts as the public face for all historical enquiries from the Guinness Storehouse audience. The Archive is also an integral support to the promotion of the Guinness brand globally.

Have you got what it takes to join the Guinness Archive team?

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and self motivated young professional to apply for our annual Archive internship position.

You will be a graduate or about to graduate and intending to continue your studies on one of the post-graduate archive/records management courses. The position will commence start to mid August and will run for 12 months, leading up to the start of the 2018/2019 Academic year.

The nature of the work will be varied, involving cataloguing, answering enquiries, research room supervision, managing genealogical enquiries, basic preservation & conservation, opportunity to shadow the Archivists. The Guinness Archive dates back to 1759 and encompasses all aspects of the Guinness brand. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their archive skills in a supportive environment. Full training will be given in all aspects of the role.

What you will need:

Preferably educated to Masters degree in a related discipline
Attention to detail is a key quality
A proven track record in research
IT proficient including digital technology
Excellent time management skills
Ability to work as part of a team and on own
Display evidence of pursuing a professional career in Archives
Display strong communication and people skills
A commitment to completing the 12 month internship
Knowledge/interest in Guinness or a similar corporate organisation

What we offer:

Internship salary
Uniform provided
Daily free meal allowance


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