We are pleased to announce that we will offer one twelve month HLF Skills for the Future Internship in Paintings Conservation, to run from October 2014 to September 2015. Educational Stipend: £16,000.
Skills for the Future internships are for people with an interest in oil paintings conservation. Applicants must demonstrate the physical skills and academic ability required for conservation tasks, and a commitment to working in the heritage profession. The internships are either for people wanting to gain skills to begin a career in conservation, or to acquire work-based skills after obtaining a conservation qualification. The Bowes Museum offers Positive Action Training to enable B.M.E. and disabled people internship opportunities, gaining experience in occupational sectors where they are traditionally under-represented. Recruitment is via local job centres and the Institute of Conservation, ICON, who will process all applications - please do not send applications directly to us.
Work-based training will be delivered by qualified conservators, who will mentor, supervise and manage the trainees in the conservation studios at the Bowes Museum. The interns will also help to publicise conservation to the wider public, both in the museum, and through digital media.
The Institute of Conservation’s monitoring and professional accreditation framework will be used to ensure high quality training is delivered.
To apply please visit the ICON website via the link below:
Closing date: Midday Wednesday 6th August 2014.