ICA Mentoring Programme - How Much Experience Does a Mentor need?

As part of the New Professionals Programme (NPP), each year mid-career and senior records and archives professionals from around the world are asked to consider serving as Mentors for Active NPs (those new professionals selected to actively participate in the NPP for the year).   

How Much Experience Does a Mentor need? 

The goal of the NPP is to help support new professionals as they start their careers. We welcome applications from any ICA members – working, volunteer, or retired – who have an interest in supporting new professionals.   

Many of the best Mentor relationships are with working professionals in ‘mid-career’ – that is, with 5-10 years’ experience in the field. These mid-career professionals can offer advice on archival and records management questions and on more practical career matters, such as planning career moves, applying for positions, and identifying opportunities for further training.  

Want to apply?  

We encourage you to share your ideas and experiences with the Active NPs! Full details about the Mentoring Programme and the application form can be found here    

If you have more questions about the Mentoring Programme, feel free to contact the Coordinator for the Mentoring Programme at mentors@ica.org.     

The call for applications will close on July 22nd, 2022