Internships at Waddesdon Manor

An internship at Waddesdon will allow participation in some of the most exciting experience in a nationally and internationally renowned institution. This will in turn give interns a number of formal and informal learning opportunities that will assist the recipients with their future careers. We offer internships in marketing, conservation and learning engagement.

What we offer:

  • Shared accommodation based within the local area
  • £10 allowance to put towards food costs for each working day
  • A National Trust Volunteer card

What are you going to do

What does Waddesdon Manor do?

Waddesdon Manor is a historic house open to the public. Created by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild from 1874, it is home to the Rothschild Collection and was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1957. Today it is managed independently by a Rothschild charitable trust, The Rothschild Foundation, under the chairmanship of Lord Rothschild. It currently welcomes in the region of 450,000 visitors per year to the property.

Marketing Intern

The marketing internship will offer the right candidate a rare mix of elements – to gain experience with this popular visitor destination in an exceptional location with a fascinating mix of heritage, art, a programme of family events and even an aviary of endangered birds. The intern will collaborate closely with the marketing, press and web teams to maximise opportunities to promote Waddesdon's wide range of activities.

Conservation Assistant

This internship is placed within the Stewards Team, who are responsible for the day-to-day care and conservation of the collections, including handling, moving, cleaning and setting up of the Collection ready for opening and the public as well as preparing the House for Christmas and putting it to bed in the Winter. The team also supports special events in the House and additional activities such as filming.

Learning and Engagement

Working within the Education team you will help to look after formal school visits, delivering curriculum based programs to secondary and primary school aged students as well as planning and executing a varied programme of family events.

Collections & Conservation

  • Interest in, or previous experience of management of a collection in a museum or historic house
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the kinds of conservation issues which might affect historic houses and their collections
  • Evidence of good manual dexterity and/or manual handling

Marketing

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to deal with others at all levels internally and with the media

Education

  • A special interest in heritage education
  • Administrative and organisational skills

What we ask:

  • At least finished college A levels
  • Organised with a good attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • An interest in heritage and culture

Extra information

Education Level
College
Location
Waddesdon
Working hours per week
22 - 22
Type of Contract
Internships
Salary indication
£0.00 per hour
Responsible for
Assisting everyday operations at Waddesdon Manor
Published at
05-11-2018
Type of Job
Advertising / Marketing / PR , Teaching / Instructors / Guides
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
No
Car Preferred
No
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Yes
Cover Letter Required
Yes
Languages
English

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