Conservation Assistant Intern
14 January to 10 May 2019, three days a week
An internship at Waddesdon will allow participation in some of the most exciting work in a nationally
and internationally renowned institution. This will in turn give interns a number of formal and informal
learning opportunities that will assist the recipients with their future career.
The Collection Department is responsible for the care and access, conservation, research and
interpretation of the contents of the House and the historic fabric of the building, the sculpture in the
Gardens and the historic paper and photographic archive. This includes an annual exhibition
programme and the management of a gallery at the Stables used for changing exhibitions and
contemporary art. It also includes the Windmill Hill Archive, the Image & Book Libraries and a Textile
The Steward Team is part of the department and comprises stewards and conservation assistants
and cleaners who are responsible for the day-to-day care and conservation of the collections,
including handling, moving, cleaning and setting up of the Collection ready for opening and the
public as well as preparing the House for Christmas and putting it to bed in the Winter. The team
also supports special events in the House and additional activities such as filming.
Free accommodation and £10 expenses given for every day worked
To apply, please send a current a CV and a letter, maximum 2 pages of A4, outlining your interest
in working at Waddesdon and a career in this sector, and suitability for the role in a letter. Your
letter should be no more than 2 sides of A4 and sent to Jane.Finch@waddesdon.org.uk no later
than no later than 11pm on 27 November.
Interview will be planned for w/c 3 & 10 December 2018.