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Subject: Traineeship at Royal Armouries

Traineeship at Royal Armouries

From: Corina Burnett <corina.burnett<-a>
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014
Joint Traineeship
Leeds Museums and Galleries, and Royal Armouries, Leeds

12 months Traineeship - April 2014-March 2015

Funded by Arts Council England

Stipend: UKP12,000 per annum net

This placement offers a unique opportunity for the right candidate
to gain conservation experience across two very different
conservation departments. The internship will focus on general
conservation practice making use of the wide variety of objects and
materials held by both institutions. Working with Accredited
conservation specialists, the successful candidate will be part of
teams engaged in providing all the conservation needs of the two
organisations, including pest control, environmental monitoring and
research, as well as a rolling programme of conservation
maintenance, exhibitions and loans.

Leeds Museums and Galleries is the largest local authority museum
service in England.  It is an Arts Council funded Major Partner
Museum responsible for nine very different sites ranging from
stately homes, industrial and social history museums to a state of
the art open accessible dedicated store with attached conservation
studio.  The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom's National Museum
of Arms and Armour, including firearms and artillery and has a
worldwide reputation as a centre of excellence for the Conservation
and Care of Arms and Armour. This traineeship is offered as part of
the Leeds Museums and Galleries ACE programme in partnership with
Royal Armouries.

The trainee will be expected to keep a full record of their work,
deliver presentations, publish relevant articles in the conservation
press and provide quarterly reports to both institutions during
their placement. Training in safe work practices, COSHH and current
H&S legislation form an important part of this placement.

Applications are invited from recent conservation graduates or
early-career conservators.  You need to have recently obtained a
conservation qualification to apply for this internship.

To apply please visit


Close date: March 2, 2014
Interview date: March 3, 2014

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Received on Friday, 14 February, 2014

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