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Intern, Conservation of Exhibitions and Loans

Vacancy Details

Salary: £10.20 per hour (London Living Wage)
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Collection Management
Date Posted: 08/01/2018
Reference: 01695


Full Time (36 hours per week over 5 days), Fixed Term for 9 months


The British Library is pleased to offer a 9 month internship in 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 book and paper-based conservation, and assessment skills. The successful candidates will need to have a book or paper conservation qualification(s) (an MA in conservation would be desirable).

The internship will focus on how Conservation enables the safe display of it’s mainly book and paper-based cultural material. On completion, it is expected that the intern will have enhanced their ability to make recommendations for the safe display of collection items and developed an appreciation of the history of items and the sensitivity to cultural and religious issues.

For further information on the internship and the candidate minimum essential requirements, please see the full Internship Profile, available on the Library’s website.

Please email Mark Browne, Conservation Manager at attaching the following: 


  1. A letter of interest, which should include how the internship will benefit you and what skills and experience that you will bring to British Library reflecting the list of criteria for the internship stated in the Internship Profile. 


  1. An up to date CV.


  1. Two or three examples of treatment records from your portfolio for items you have worked on.


  1. Name and contact details of two referees.


  1. A statement indicating that you are able to work in the UK. Official documentation will be required if you are short listed for interview.


The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 28th January 2018. *NB: Please note that applications received after this date will not be considered.


If your application is short listed, you will be invited for a personal interview in the week 12th – 16th February 2018 where you will be expected to present a conservation portfolio. In the case of applicants who are not able to present their portfolio in person, Skype interviews, with the aid of an electronic version of the applicants work can be substituted, along with letters of recommendation.

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom


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