Historic Scotland Conservation Science Internship

Fri 21 Aug, 2015

Historic Scotland Conservation Science Internship


Historic Scotland has an exciting opportunity in the form of a 6 month paid internship based at the South Gyle Conservation Centre to join the Conservation Science Team in carrying out analysis and reporting work. This internship will be involved in scientific work applied to the heritage environment, and will have the opportunity to increase their awareness of the building conservation sector in Scotland.


Understanding the materials used in the construction of historic buildings is key in identifying appropriate conservation practices. Historic Scotland carries out a considerable amount of scientific analysis, including not only building materials but also objects in museums, paintings. Much of the equipment used is portable and can be taken on site and many of the techniques are non-destructive.


The successful candidate will have an interest in building conservation and ideally have experience in materials analysis. A background in a materials science related discipline would be beneficial but is not essential.


Placement Location: Historic Scotland Conservation Centre, 7 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB.


Start Date: November 2015*

Stipend: £7,250 paid monthly over a 6 month period in arrears**


Interview Date: October 2015


Interview Location: Historic Scotland, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1SH.

* The successful candidate will be required to provide a basic Disclosure
(https://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk) prior to the project start date.

** The stipend is not taxable as it is a bursary for further educational study, rather than a
salary. The stipend includes a sum to cover payment of Class 3 National Insurance, and it is
the Intern’s responsibility to make these payments.

How to Apply:

To apply, send a CV (2 pages maximum) with a cover letter detailing your motivations for applying to Dr. Alick Leslie – alick.leslie@scotland.gsi.gov.uk


Closing date: Friday 25th September 2015

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