Conservation Student Work Placements
Victoria And Albert Museum
London, England
6d ago

The V&A is the world's leading museum of art and design. We enrich people's lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.

The V&A’s Conservation Department offers work placements to students enrolled on recognised conservation training courses.

The placements provide an opportunity for students to gain work-based experience working alongside the V&A’s conservators.

Work placement students can expect to work on a variety of work-based assignments that may include interventive and preventive conservation, as well as administrative tasks and research projects.

In the supporting information section, applicants must note :

  • The work placement must be a requirement of the student’s studies.
  • The work placement is undertaken on a voluntary basis.
  • The duration of a work placement will normally be from three weeks to six months.
  • Placements are available in the following conservation specialisms. Please indicate in the supporting information section , ONE conservation specialism which you would like to concentrate on during your placement from the following :

  • Metalwork
  • Ceramics & Glass
  • Paintings
  • Conservation Science
  • Preventive Conservation
  • In your supporting information section, please provide answers to the following questions :

  • Why do you wish to apply for a work placement?
  • What do you hope to learn from this experience?
  • What do you propose to do after your work placement?
  • Preferred placement length
  • Your available dates
  • Specialism / studio preference
  • Please complete all fields of the application form and include the relevant details above or your application will not be considered.

    Two references should be provided. These can be from your previous employer, sponsor, or tutor from your current educational establishment.

    References can be emailed separately to conweb vam.ac.uk

    Placements are based on availability throughout the year and successful candidates will be contacted directly by the department they apply to.

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