Internship in Conservation at the Chester Beatty Library Dublin

The deadline for applications: Friday 31 August.

The Chester Beatty is pleased to offer a twelve-month internship in conservation. The scheme is co-funded by the Heritage Council and the generous support of the Chester Beatty’s Patrons.

The internship offers the possibility of professional workplace experience within a prestigious institution. The successful candidate will gain experience working in the Library’s busy Conservation Laboratory. He/She will work under the supervision of the Library’s Senior Conservator, Kristine Rose-Beers. Practical projects will be assigned to fit in with the Library’s on-going treatment, exhibition and loan programmes and include the preparation of manuscripts and single folios for digitisation from across the collections.

The internship is for a period of one year only and will be funded at a rate of €26,700 per annum (subject to PRSI and PAYE). The start date is flexible and can be adjusted to fit the successful candidate’s existing commitments; however he/she would ideally start in November 2018. The start date is flexible and can be adjusted to fit the successful candidate’s existing commitments; however he/she would ideally start in November 2018.

Essential Requirements:

  • Candidates should be recent graduates (2016-18) of a recognised conservation training programme; with preference given to book and paper conservation programmes.
  • Candidates should have basic experience of handling bound manuscripts and museum objects and must be able to work within a team environment. (See job description for further requirements).

Candidates should send a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae and the contact details of two referees to: Kristine Rose-Beers, Senior Conservator, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin, DO2 AD92, Ireland.
Or by email to: krose@cbl.ie with “Internship in Conservation 2018” in the subject line.

For more information see: cbl.ie/About-Us/Vacancies…

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