This internship is hosted by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS), supported by the Trust’s Bute Memorial Fund and managed in partnership with Icon.
The Bute/Icon internship is an exceptional opportunity and offers a unique experience of caring for collections in their context; and of project planning, management, and delivery. The intern will work with Icon accredited NTS conservators to advise on the care and protection of historic interior surfaces and collections and will liaise with property staff and heritage volunteers as well as other specialist advisers within the Trust
The Bute/Icon intern will be a member of the Trust’s Collections Conservation Service www.nts.org.uk and will be based at the Trust’s Head Office in Edinburgh. From here, they will take part in conservation projects and activities throughout the Trust according to a mutually agreed workplan, drawn up to make the most of the learning opportunities on offer. Overnight stays in various parts of Scotland should be anticipated, and will be funded separately by the Trust. A full driving licence and vehicle are therefore desirable.
12 months Internship, October 2014 – September 2015.
Location: Head Office, Hermiston Quay, Edinburgh EH11 4DF. Supervisor: Ylva Dahnsjő, ACR, Head of Collections Conservation.
Educational Stipend: £16,000, plus dedicated study visit fund.
Closing date: 30 June 2014.