Conservation Internship 2014/15

The Heritage Council and the National Library of Ireland are pleased to offer a nine-month conservation internship.  The internship is part of the Heritage Council's commitment to the promotion of best practice for conservation in Ireland. The intern will work alongside experienced conservators in NLI’s busy conservation studio. The internship will combine studio practice and research and will develop and broaden the intern’s knowledge and experience. He/she will work on a variety of collections from the manuscript, printed and visual collections of the National Library of Ireland, as well as assisting in the preparation and installation of exhibitions and loans. The intern will be encouraged to publish and present their work to different audiences.


  • Recent graduates of a recognised book &/or paper conservation training programme (2012-2014).
  • Theoretical understanding and practical experience of conservation treatments (paper/book or parchment)
  • Experience in surveying/ dealing with large collections
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team
  • Excellent written, verbal & IT communication skills

Stipend: €20,000 (subject to normal statutory deductions)

Interviews: Week of 11th August 2014            

Proposed Start Date: Early Oct 2014

Applicants should ensure that they are eligible to live and work in Ireland. Applications from non conservation graduates will not be considered.

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is

Midnight 24th July 2014.

How to Apply
Applications must be made on the official application form. Completed application forms can be emailed to or posted to Human Resources, National Library of Ireland, 4 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Applications will be acknowledged within 2 days of receipt. It is the responsibility of applicants to contact the HR Unit if an acknowledgement has not been received within 2 days.

The National Library of Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer
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