Over the course of February 2021 we are looking to recruit a Heritage Conservation trainee

Are you passionate about the historic environment and conserving it but working everyday using a heritage craft skill isn't you? Perhaps this placement is what you are looking for.



As a Heritage Conservation trainee you'll spend 6 months being mentored by staff at Heritage Lincolnshire, working within the team alongside individuals such as the Conservation Project Manager. This will allow you the chance to train alongside experienced conservation professionals on active sites, gaining an insight into all aspects of site work from research, community engagement, budgeting, and project management. You'll also learn about how national designations are protected within building control and taking a sustainable approach to restoring heritage at risk properties.



Over the course of the placement you'll identify one key output that you want to achieve with your mentor which will evidence your growth in skills and knowledge.  This could be (for example) undertaking a discrete research project, helping to develop and deliver a traditional skills event, producing an exhibition or display or supporting the writing of a heritage-focused grant application.



This placement would suit a recent graduate with a relevant degree and interest in the sector, or someone who has already begun a career within heritage who wishes to specialise and work towards IHBC Affiliate Membership. The cost of affiliate membership (if required) will be covered by the project. Depending on current guidelines it is likely that trainees will need to work from home for at least part of their week. Appropriate IT access will be provided if required. Any equipment that is loaned for the project will need to be returned at the end.


The full placement role description can be found below to download.
To apply you can download the Expression of interest form and email it back to or feel free to email us and ask for one instead and to ask any questions you may have.
The deadline for applications is: 11:59pm on Sunday 28th February 2021. The Historic Environment Skills project is not bound to consider any applications which arrive after this deadline.
Interviews to take place week beginning 22nd March for a placement starting week beginning 19 April 2021.

Download the Role Description

Download the Expression of Interest Form