Archivist Assistant Graduate Trainee

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United Kingdom
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Availability :
Full time
Years experience :
2 to 5 years

Company description

About Kering
A global Luxury group, Kering develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewellery and watches: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, Pomellato, Qeelin and Ulysse Nardin. Kering is also developing the Sport & Lifestyle brands Puma, Volcom and Cobra. By ‘empowering imagination', Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner.
The Group generated revenue of €12.385 billion in 2016 and had more than 40,000 employees at year end. The Kering share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).

Job description

Role Objective:
The Archive team are seeking a highly organised, enthusiastic and creative individual to become a Trainee Archivist for a six month fixed term graduate trainee contract.  
The role compromises a mix of both daily and project based tasks. 
Role Functions:
- Researching our current archived assets, and indexing them onto the database, ensuring the ongoing heritage of the brand is preserved.
- Maintaining the asset database, creating cross-references between related products/ articles and assisting with the cataloguing process
- Support in managing queries and requests addressed to the Archive team
- Assist in developing and optimising the archiving database and workflow to facilitate keyword searches
- Support in managing the archived garments and organise couriers as appropriate between the Ready to Wear Creative Studio and Archive
- Support the Press team with sample management and coordination
- Support the Archive team and contribute to ad hoc projects as required


The Ideal Candidate:
- Exceptional organisational skills
- Entrepreneurial and solutions focused with a ‘can do' attitude
- Astute with a strong memory
- Good technical knowledge of clothing terms and references
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- BA (Hons) degree in an art, design or historical based subject
- Photography skills
- Editing skills
- Knowledge of textile conservation