Role Overview

HarperCollins is one of the UK’s foremost, diverse and innovative multi-platform publishers. We publish a wide range of books, from cutting-edge contemporary fiction, to block-busting thrillers and from fantasy literature to children’s literature and enduring classics. We also publish a great selection of non-fiction titles, including history, celebrity memoirs, biographies, popular science, dictionaries, maps, reference titles and education books, and our digital business is thriving. With nearly 200 years of history, we publish some of the world’s foremost authors, from Nobel prize-winners to worldwide bestsellers. In addition, we also publish the works of Agatha Christie, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis.

The HarperCollins Archive Service is responsible for the preservation of the records and history of the company. We provide both a deposit and retrieval service for all Company departments across the UK. The mission of the Archive Service is to manage, preserve, ensure access to and promote the extensive use of records that support information needs and document the unique history of the company.

We are currently seeking interns on a paid full time or part time basis to support the full time Archivist at our Glasgow offices. You will be assigned to specific tasks and projects within the Archive over a period of approx. 4 months. This is a great opportunity to get some hands on practical experience in a company archive with a heritage stretching back 200 years.


  • Cataloguing - Historical Archive
  • Sorting material within the Historical archive – biblical, educational and Non- Fiction titles
  • Listing and re-ordering books with general conservation or repackaging
  • Bookfile Backlog Project
  • Sorting and cataloguing 2 copies of every HC title from the past 1 year
  • Cataloguing – Mills and Boon
  • Working on a small collection of Mills and Boon books and other media to create a simple catalogue.
  • Document the work to create possible social media content to celebrate M&B heritage.

Role Requirements

  • Work within an Archival setting
  • Working to archival standards such as ISAD(G)
  • Cataloguing/ Box-listing
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Knowledge of archival standards and procedures
  • Hardworking
  • Efficient
  • Friendly

Company Overview

We are based in Westerhill Road, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, G64 2QT.

Please note: We consider all applicants based on their skills, experience and ability to do the job. We do not unfairly discriminate on the basis of convictions or other personal information. We do require candidates to undergo employment screening in accordance with the relevant local legislation. This will only happen at the point an offer of employment is made.

Overview of HarperCollins

Our mission at HarperCollins is to harness the power of great publishing and to amplify it through world class marketing, global strength, and relentless innovation. We are all working towards the same goal, and we do it guided by what matters most to us. The culture at HarperCollins is defined by our six values, which inform our everyday actions and the way we behave. From Finance to Editorial, our values shape the way we work.

PUTTING OUR AUTHORS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING. Their success is our first concern.

WORKING TOGETHER. Sharing responsibility, helping colleagues, listening well, embracing difference, and enjoying what we do.

LEARNING & ADAPTING. Taking smart risks, learning from experience without blame and being both curious and willing to change.

LOOKING OUT AS WELL AS IN. Understanding the consumer, the marketplace and the competitive environment.

LEADING NOT FOLLOWING. Staying ahead, looking to the future, being bold and always aiming to be the best.

INTEGRITY IN ALL WE DO. Timely, open and honest communication, being fair, principled and respectful.