Conservation Internship at the Library of Trinity College Dublin

The Heritage Council and The Library of Trinity College Dublin are pleased to offer a ninemonth internship in book and paper conservation. The internship will be based at Trinity College Library and will begin in October 2017.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Library’s Keeper of Preservation & Conservation and will be involved in many aspects of the work carried out by the Department. The internship will be based around the conservation of manuscripts and books held in the Library’s special collections, as well as exhibition preparation, and housing projects. The intern will be encouraged to carry out a short research project, which will be determined once the internship has begun.

Candidates should be recent graduates (within two years) of a recognised book or paper conservation training program or have equivalent experience. The applicant must be eligible to work in Ireland, and should demonstrate an interest in conservation in Ireland.
Stipend: €20,000 (subject to normal PRSI and PAYE deductions).

The deadline for applications is Friday 21th July 2017 and interviews are expected to be held during the week commencing 14th August 2017. Candidates should send a letter of interest addressed to the Keeper of Preservation and Conservation, describing their conservation
training and practical experience and why they wish to take up this internship. They should also confirm their eligibility to work in Ireland, and describe their interest in conservation in Ireland
and Trinity College Library in particular. A curriculum vitae and two references must be included in the application, which is to be emailed to: neliganc@tcd.ie.