Internship in Textile Conservation

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Employer: 
British Library
Job location: 
London
Contract type: 
Full-time
Temporary
Internship
Application deadline: 
Sunday, 18 August, 2019

The British Library is pleased to offer a 12 month funded internship in Textile Conservation.

Intern, Textile Conservation
Location. St Pancras, London
Fixed Term for 12 months
Full Time (36 hours per week over 5 days)
Salary is £10.55 per hour (London Living Wage)

The internship is available to conservators who have graduated in the last 2 years, have limited work experience in conservation, and who wish to develop their hands on textile conservation and assessment skills. The successful candidates will need to have a textile conservation qualification(s) (an MA / M Phil or equivalent in textile conservation is required).

The internship will focus on how Conservation enables the safe treatment, handling, storage and display of the Library?s textile-based cultural material. On completion, it is expected that the intern will have enhanced their ability to make recommendations for collection items and developed an appreciation of the history of items and the sensitivity to cultural and religious issues.
The internship has a monthly paid bursary (funded by the Clothworkers' Foundation), it is subject to tax, and open to those who have the right to live and work in the UK.

Further information on how to apply, will be available soon at www.bl.uk/careers

Closing Date: Sunday 18th August 2019
Interview Date: Week of 09th-13th September 2019

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The British Library is pleased to offer a 12 month funded internship in Textile Conservation. The internship is available to conservators who have graduated in the last 2 years, have limited work experience in conservation, and who wish to develop their hands on textile conservation and assessment skills.