JOB TYPE: Full time
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: 08/04/19
Overview of the post and information about the team
The Engine Shed is part of Historic Environment Scotland and it is Scotland’s first building conservation centre. The Technical Outreach and Education Team is looking for an trainee who will have an opportunity to develop skills in project management and content development across a range of technical publications, exhibition and interpretation programmes.
This post will be part of a wider cohort of 10 trainees across our Conservation Directorate. Trainees will have the opportunity to gain experience in their chosen field of conservation, increase knowledge of the wider conservation sector, expand their professional network and have access to the Engine Shed learning resources.
The Content Team is charged with engaging people with conservation through interpretation, exhibitions, technical publications and our web and social media presence. We have a varied workload which includes writing and editing publications and blogs, researching and project managing exhibitions, creating digital content and developing and delivering the marketing strategy for the work of the wider team. We are a busy team who manage multiple projects at a time, but it is always interesting and generally good fun!
This is an opportunity to develop a range of skills used to disseminate conservation expertise to a range of audiences from the general public to professionals in the building conservation sector. Being based at the Engine Shed, you will have access to a range of different learning opportunities and experiences. This could include:
• Event planning
• Delivering outreach
• CPD opportunities
• Conservation Science
• Digital Documentation
Depending on the successful applicant’s interests, we may also be able to arrange shadowing opportunities or talks with other professionals within Historic Environment Scotland.
Key responsibilities, duties and objectives
This traineeship is fast paced and varied. The main responsibilities include, but are not restricted to:
• Research and development of content for technical publications, exhibitions and digital social media channels.
• Carry out design work for small documents such as posters and leaflets.
• Manage external contractors on the design and print of technical publications and marketing materials.
• Support with marketing of the Engine Shed programme, from development of marketing materials to development of content for digital marketing.
• Support with content administration for the Engine Shed website.
• Occasional support with the development and delivery of outreach events.
• Ad-hoc administrative duties.