Two Conservation Science Officers
Employer: Historic Environment Scotland
Job location: Stirling
Historic Environment Scotland are seeking two Conservation Science Officers to contribute to an exciting project to analyse, identify and record the stone types used in the construction of our Properties in Care. This project, which is being undertaken in partnership with the British Geological Survey, will provide important baseline data for the long-term conservation of our estate and will link with a range of related projects contributing to our understanding of masonry vulnerability.
The postholders will be part of our Heritage Science team and will have a key role in the successful delivery of the project. Key aspects of the posts will include gathering data to identify the provenance of building stone types used at each Property in Care, through a combination of literature review, petrographic analysis of stone samples and on-site survey, with associated data analysis, reporting and project support.
Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body set up to investigate, care for and promote Scotland's historic environment. We're responsible for more than 300 properties of national importance, including Edinburgh Castle, Skara Brae, Fort George and numerous smaller sites, which together draw more than 5 million visitors per year. Our conservation experts provide guidance, training and technical research into Scotland's built environment.
The roles will be based in Stirling, for a fixed term of 24 months.