Monthly Archives: January 2014

The ATF Training Award 2014

The award aims to recognise excellence in the fields of learning, training and professional development and is open to archaeological organisations, individuals, partnerships and collaborative projects throughout the United Kingdom, whether paid or voluntary. This year, ATF will be presenting two Awards, one aimed at organisations and a new Award specifically aimed at individuals. The aim of the Individual Award is to recognise individual archaeologists (whether paid or volunteers) who have made an extraordinary contribution either to their own training and development or through their support for the training of others.

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US National Park Service Internships

Research Assistant, Architecture & Engineering at National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

The National Center for Preservation Technology & Training (NCPTT) is an office of the U.S. National Park Service. NCPTT advances the application of science and technology to historic preservation. Working in the fields of archeology, architecture, landscape architecture and materials conservation, the Center accomplishes its mission through training, education, research, technology transfer and partnerships.

Summer internships at NCPTT provide students and recent graduates an opportunity to undertake laboratory or field research in archeology, architecture, engineering, collections management, historic landscapes, and materials science.

Positions will begin on or about June 2, 2014 and end August 8, 2014. Applications will be accepted through February 16, 2014 and positions will be announced at the beginning of March.

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Lincoln Cathedral

Lincolnshire County Council and Lincoln Cathedral have been granted extra funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and are able to offer six bursaries in the above heritage skills. Training will be at Lincoln Cathedral and college. These are full-time placements lasting eighteen months.

Applicants need a degree of competency to level 2 in construction, art and design or engineering, through achieving qualifications or practical experience. Level 2 equivalence include 5 GCSEs A*-C, a level 2 new diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, Creative & Media or Engineering, or an NVQ Level 2. We are keen to attract people seeking to change career including those who have caring responsibilities.

You must be over the age of 18 and eligible to work and study in the UK, successfully complete an occupational health assessment and be confident of your ability to work outside and at height on scaffolded sites. Application pack from:, 01522 550613, or Amanda Davey, Economy & Culture, Lincolnshire County Offices,13 The Avenue, Lincoln LN1 1PA

Closing date for applications: 17 February 2014
Interviews w/c 24 March, to be available from early May 2014.

Heritage Skills HUB & The Prince’s Regeneration Trust

The Prince’s Regeneration Trust have secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve the fabulous Montagu Monuments and aspects of Warkton Church in which they reside. Hugely important, the project will include two unique work placement opportunities – but time is short, so we are looking for interested people NOW!

Heritage Skills HUB is working with the Trust to manage the following work placements:

1) Digital (video) record – Someone to undertake a digital record project of the process to dismantle, clean and re-assemble the most important monument – to John, Duke of Montagu. Work is to start in February, so this placement is required as soon as possible. This would be an ideal project for a digital media student or recent graduate with an interest in the historic built environment or building conservation graduate with strong digital media skills.

2) Conservation Experience – The opportunity to gain exposure to other elements of the project including the exterior works to drainage, ironworks and hands-on cleaning of the monuments. This placement will start later in the Spring, although expressions of interest are sought now. This project will be of interest to a building conservation student or recent graduate or post-graduate looking to enhance their specialist work portfolio.

Site management will be undertaken by Skillingtons who are the contractor responsible for the project, although Project Management of the work placements will be managed by the Heritage Skills HUB with support from the Prince’s Regeneration Trust and Skillingtons.

Funding is available for accomodation, transport and sustenance. In the first instance, please email

2014 YCW Applications

Last year, Heritage Canada The National Trust assisted in the creation of 63 student jobs and 3 internship positions in such areas as historic research, heritage site interpretation, Doors Open events, and much more.

Applications for both YCW in Heritage Organizations and YCW at Building Careers in Heritage will be accepted until February 3, 2014.

The Young Canada Works program is a joint collaboration between Heritage Canada The National Trust and the Department of Canadian Heritage designed to provide students and recent graduates with work experience in the built and natural heritage sectors. YCW is also set up to aid employers in creating and funding jobs and connecting them with a pool of eligible students from around the country who are looking for work.

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South West Heritage Trust – Trustees

Somerset and Devon County Councils are seeking a chair and up to seven trustees to lead an important new charity. To be called the South West Heritage Trust, the new organisation will help to protect and celebrate the rich heritage of Somerset and Devon. This independent Trust will deliver the heritage services currently provided by the two councils, with guaranteed funding of £10m over five years.

Successful applicants will use their experience and passion for the heritage of Somerset and Devon to lead and shape the trust. It will be a rewarding and challenging opportunity. The Trust’s role will include managing the Museum of Somerset in Taunton and the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury (which has recently secured funding of £1.6m for redevelopment), curatorial care of more than three million museum objects ranging from Bronze Age gold to modern art, caring for and making available the written evidence of Somerset and Devon history from the 8th century to the present day, and protecting Somerset’s historic environment.

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Association of Conservation Engineers – Awards

Awarded annually, the Carl V. Anderson Conservation Project Awards recognize ACE members for outstanding projects in conservation engineering.

The Eugene Baker Award is an honor bestowed upon an individual and it is not necessarily presented every year.

The James (Jim) Schalk Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually by ACE to promote the continued study and learning required for the conservation of our natural and renewable resources.