Committee Position Available – Digital Content Officer

Are you a Facebook fanatic? Does Twitter tickle your fancy? Are you wild about WordPress? If you answer yes to any of these questions then the Icon Scotland Group needs you!

Our current Digital Content Officer, Emily Hick, is stepping down from the role following the Icon Scotland Group AGM on 28 November 2019, and we are looking for a social media savy person to take over!

Duties include:

  • Sharing Scottish conservation-related news, jobs, events and projects on our Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Uploading and writing articles for the “Conservation Conservations” Blog
  • Uploading content to the website
  • Attending committee meetings

It’s a great way to boost your CV and meet cross-disciplinary conservators based in Scotland. No experience is necessary as you will recieve full training on the programmes used to create digital content.

Emily says about the role “I have loved working in this capacity with the Icon Scotland Group, it has been a great way to keep up-to-date with conservation-related activities and meet conservators outside of my discipline. It’s a fun and flexible role that can be carried out in any location at a time that suits you – as long as you have wi-fi connection!”

If you are interested in taking over this position or want to find out more, please get in touch with our Chair, Christa Gerdwilker at


Conservation Opportunities in Scotland

Two great conservation opportunities have become available in Scotland this month.

The first is for a post-doctoral research assistant at Glasgow University (closing date 14 February 2017) and the second is for an 8-week internship at the Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh (closing date 20 February 2017).

Scotland is a great place to live and work, so apply now!


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Job Opportunities at Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh

There are currently two fantastic job opportunities at the Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh. Please share!

  1. 10-week PAID internship. Closing Date: 16 September 2016
  2. 8-month Projects Conservator (Digitisation) post (search vacancy ref 037065). Closing date: 15 September 2016

Employment Opportunities Available in Scotland

Two great conservation opportunities have recently become available in Scotland. One for those at the start of their career, and the other for a more experienced conservator….  

Internship at the University of Edinburgh

The Centre for Research Collections at the University of Edinburgh is currently offering a 10-week conservation internship, with a stipend of £3100 attached.

Closing date for applications: Monday 14 September 2015

Informal interview date: Wednesday 30 September 2015

Proposed starting date: Monday 2 November 2015

For more information and how to apply, please visit:

Research Conservator at the Centre for Textile Conservation, University of Glasgow

The Centre for Textile Conservation at the University of Glasgow is currently offering a two year full time position for a Research Conservator, starting in January 2016.

Research and Teaching Grade 6: UKP27,057- UKP30,434
REF: 011024

Closing date:  20 September 2015

For more information and to apply follow and search current vacancies