New Stained Glass Trainee Position

We’re pleased to announce that we have partnered with Historic England, the public body responsible for looking after England’s historic environment to provide a new stained glass trainee position.

This 6-month programme of learning will be generously grant funded by Historic England, but the trainee will be employed directly by Recclesia and thus fully integrated into our stained glass team and fantastic range of projects. Historic England kindly described how the successful candidate will ‘have a chance to be hosted by an amazingly committed… and expert host’ - and we couldn’t be happier to be that host.

The successful candidate will work as part of our specialist teams of conservators working with historic glass, stone, and metalwork. The principal focus of the placement will be on the conservation of stained glass, and historic glazing. There will be opportunities to engage with other crafts and disciplines given our in-house skills also cover masonry, metalwork, and joinery. You will be working with one of our lead stained glass conservators, Carlotta Cammelli, alongside our Founder & MD Jamie Moore and Conservation Manager Lee Bilson FIIC, all of whom are experts in the field of stained glass conservation or conservation more broadly.

As part of this programme, trainees will also attend a special 4-week residential Summer School hosted by Historic England, allowing them to collaborate with trainees from other organisations to share knowledge and ideas.

At the end of the 6-month placement, the successful stained glass trainee will be conversant with the main principles of all things related to glass conservation work and production of stained glass. This will include a clear understanding of materials, experience of assisting with conservation practice, site survey work, studio and site work, and working with historic fabric.

This is a fantastic opportunity and we’re so grateful to Historic England for supporting this initiative and helping us to continue to train future crafts people and protect heritage craft practices.

If you’re interested in applying for this exciting 6-month placement, please follow this link.