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Internship at National Archives, Ireland

From: Frances McGee <fmcgee<-at->
Date: Friday, August 16, 2013
Internship in paper conservation
National Archives, Ireland
on behalf of the Valuation Office, and Heritage Council
16 August 2013

The National Archives, on behalf of the Valuation Office and in
conjunction with the Heritage Council, is pleased to offer an
internship in paper conservation to a graduate in paper or archives
conservation who graduated in 2012 or 2013.  The internship is
intended to give valuable practical experience of work with archival
collections, in this case a large collection of mid-19th century

The internship will run for 9 months and will be funded jointly by
the Valuation Office and the Heritage Council.  The work will take
place in the National Archives, and will be managed and supervised
by the National Archives.

Work: The intern will assist an experienced conservator in work on
the maps of the Valuation Office which are held in the National
Archives. The maps comprise a large and unique collection of
approximately 10,500 items which need cleaning, consolidation and
flattening in preparation for use by researchers.  The intern would
gain experience in a variety of techniques including surface
cleaning using specialised conservation materials, consolidation
techniques, identification of inks and pigments, humidification of
large items, flattening of large items and housing a large archival
collection.  The intern will be encouraged to write up a short
article on the work to be put forward for publication in a
professional journal.

Essential qualifications:

    A graduate of a paper or archives conservation course in 2012 or

    Preference will be given to graduates whose main area of study
    was flat paper, large format paper documents or archives.

    Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated
    interest in conservation in Ireland.

Short listing

    Preference will be given to candidates whose studies and
    experience prioritised large format documents or flat paper

Application should be made by letter in the applicant's handwriting,
accompanied by

    A Curriculum Vitae, including details of education and previous
    experience, and stating nationality, and

    Two written references must be included with the application,
    including contact information of the two referees.

    Documentation showing entitlement to reside and work in an
    EU/EEA country will be required before interview.

Closing date for application: Friday 30 August at 12 noon

Letter of application, CV and references, by post or e-mail,
addressed to:

    Frances McGee
    Acting Director
    National Archives
    Bishop Street
    Dublin 8
    Fax: +353 1 407 2333

Interviews: Friday 6 September 2013

Only candidates who meet the requirements will be interviewed.
Interviews will take place on Friday 6 September 2013.

Duration of the scholarships: 9 months from Monday 23 September 2013

Conditions: The intern will be employed by the Valuation Office and
will work in the National Archives premises. Remuneration will be by
weekly EFT payment after statutory deductions.

Hours and stipend:

    Monday-Friday, 37 hours a week
    9am-5.30pm Monday to Thursday, 9am-5.00pm Friday; including 1
    hours lunch break)

    Euro17,382.75 over 9 months (subject to PRSI and PAYE).

The National Archives houses the records of the modern Irish state
and its precursors. Under the National Archives Act of 1986, the
National Archives is charged with the preservation of archives
acquired form Government Departments, the Courts and other public
bodies and private sources, and with making those archives available
fro public inspection. The National Archives has a large,
fully-equipped conservation workshop and excellent working

The Heritage Council was established as a statutory body under the
Heritage Act, 1995 to promote enjoyment and advice on that national
heritage including built natural and cultural aspects.  The Council
promotes an integrated approach to heritage, with responsibilities
that include both its cultural and natural aspects. Further
information can be found at


The Valuation Office is Ireland's State property valuation agency.
The core business of the Office is the provision of accurate,
up-to-date valuations of commercial and industrial properties to
ratepayers and rating authorities.

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