Part of Historic Environment Scotland

Jobs

Architectural Internship

One Internship based at Fort George, one based in Edinburgh.

One year internship opportunity for an architectural assistant with Part 2 qualification working towards their APEAS Part 3 qualification. Intern will be based within the Architectural team responsible for the conservation, infrastructure and development projects at the 336 properties in the care of Scottish Ministers across Scotland. These include iconic monuments such as Edinburgh and Stirling Castle. The Architectural team is part of a multi-disciplinary professional and technical unit that work closely with the HES traditional skills works delivery teams.

In addition to the architectural and site based works experience, training will be provided in technical research, digital documentation and scanning, heritage science, heritage management, heritage regulatory procedures, investment planning, historic environment grants procedures and conservation outreach. Mentoring for Part 3 qualification provided. Experience in AutoCad and BiM (Revit) desirable.

The internship will provide an excellent package of experience and training that covers all stages of the RIBA Plan of Work and provides a solid base from which to build a career in the conservation sector as an Architect.

Stone Conservation Internship

One year internship based with our Specialist Stone Conservators. The Intern will have the opportunity to learn and experience the specialist work involved in the care of carved stone associated with the 336 Properties in the care of Scottish Ministers. This will include condition survey and conservation interventions. It will involve close collaboration with The HES Collections team and Masonry Conservation Unit. In addition, training will be provided in technical research, digital documentation, conservation science and conservation outreach. The Internship is based in Edinburgh with travel required to sites across Scotland.

An excellent package of experience and training in stone conservation for objects and collections items within the historic environment, from which to pursue a career in stone conservation. Relevant experience in conservation or stone masonry required.

Climate Change Internship

One year internship with our climate change team based in Edinburgh covering a range of topics from assessment of climate change impacts on Scotland’s traditional buildings and historic environment, through to adaptation and technical interventions. The Intern will have the opportunity to learn about the impacts of climate change on building fabric and measures for the adaptation of traditional buildings to improve energy efficiency. Experience in a relevant academic discipline is required to degree level.

Collections Management Internship

One year internship with the HES Collections Team, caring for the collections associated with 335 Properties in Care across Scotland, based in Edinburgh. You will gain experience in collections management of a diverse and important collection. You will have an opportunity to develop your knowledge on traditional materials, documentation and transportation of collections. You will have relevant academic experience to degree level.

Traditional Materials Internships x 2

One year Internship based with our technical research team at the Engine Shed and at our Edinburgh Head Office you will learn about the diverse range of Scottish materials. Your will be involved in mapping traditional material sources in Argyll and Bute where you will have the opportunity to study natural stone sources particularly.

One year Internship based with our technical research team at our Edinburgh Head Office you will learn about the Scottish thatching tradition and be part of a project to map, understand and perpetuate thatching materials, traditions and skills. You will have a relevant technical - scientific research background or academic experience to degree level.

Conservation Science Internship

One year Internship based with our Conservation Science team at the Engine Shed in Stirling. You will gain experience of lab and field techniques in building pathology and analytical techniques relating to traditional buildings and materials. You will gain experience in the use of specialist equipment, from thermographic equipment to materials analysis techniques. You will participate in the design and execution of live research projects within HES and with our sector partners. You will have a a degree in a relevant science discipline.

Architectural Technician Internship

One year internship opportunity for a candidate with a Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma in Architectural Technology wanting to gain experience in the conservation sector. The Intern will be based within the Architectural team responsible for the conservation, infrastructure and development projects at the 336 properties in the care of Scottish Ministers. The Architectural team is part of a multi-disciplinary building professional unit that work closely with the HES traditional skills works delivery unit.

In addition to the architectural, surveying and site based works experience including use of Total Stations and Laser scanners; The Intern will gain experience in technical research, digital documentation and scanning, heritage science and conservation outreach. Working knowledge of computers and graphic communications desirable.

An excellent package of experience and training in surveying, and technical assistance to enable the delivery of works within the historic environment, from which to pursue a career in conservation.

 

Application

People who are interested in applying for an internship, should email a CV and personal statement explaining which internship they are interested in and why they wish to be considered to TraditionalSkills@hes.scot by 12 noon Friday 20th October 2017.

Should you wish to discuss the Internship opportunities, please contact Steve Townsend, Technical Conservation Skills Manager, 01786 431300 stephen.townsend@hes.scot.

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