New Post at the Music Museum,

University of Edinburgh

Scientific Material Analysis of Musical Instruments Internship at the Centre for Research Collections

The Music Museum at St Cecilia’s Hall is offering one internship to learn and extend core skills required for a future career in the material analysis of musical instruments or cultural heritage, based in the employment of pXRF technology. This analysis and research conservation internship is available for 8 weeks full-time from 8th April to 31st May 2019. A stipend of £2831 is attached to the internship, which will develop skills in musical instruments conservation, scientific research, and material analysis in a project environment.

The conservation team have recently acquired a portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) device to analyse the University’s rare and unique collections. This machine will enable material identification to support conservation treatment and develop a wider understanding of materiality and context. Following initial training, the intern, working with conservation staff, will look at material composition and develop new areas of examination in the University’s rare and unique collections.

This internship will offer an exceptional learning experience for a student or an early career professional, with the opportunity to develop analytical skills and to create a research plan to showcase on their CV or portfolio. In addition to working with the musical instrument conservator, the intern will have the opportunity to work with the wider conservation team and staff in the CRC.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.  Further details.

Closing date: Friday, 8 March 2019