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Building Conservation Apprentices

By 21 October 2015January 11th, 2021No Comments

As part of the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum’s exciting Heritage Lottery Fund-supported Gateway Project, with its new visitor centre providing admissions facilities, shop and café, new interpretation galleries, a unique opportunity has arisen for two Conservation apprentices!

Work for six months with the conservation and re-erection of the Museum’s medieval house from Sole Street, and 18th century wagon shed from Pallingham Quay, which are being moved to other locations at the Museum to make way for the Gateway buildings.

The apprentices will work on a wide range of practical tasks related to the conservation of the Museum exhibit buildings and larger artefacts.

This will include the handling and repairing in the Jerwood Gridshell Space of the timbers from the Sole Street and Pallingham Quay buildings, together with opportunities to assist with other conservation projects involving Museum exhibits and large artefacts.

There will also be opportunities to participate in appropriate building conservation skills courses from the Museum’s lifelong training programme, which will provide a high quality learning experience.

Applications close at 5pm on 6 November and the posts will commence January 2016. For further information and how to apply, please click here.