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OPPORTUNITY: Community Heritage Intern

22nd July 2021

Gaby Laing

What is ‘heritage’, and what’s it like to work in the ‘heritage industry’?

Edinburgh World Heritage is an independent charity with the aim of ensuring the city’s World Heritage status is a dynamic force that benefits everyone. Our mission is to connect people to their heritage in everything we do – whether through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to the public realm, or engaging people directly with the rich heritage of their city. This is where you come in.

If you’re curious about any of these things, Edinburgh World Heritage is looking for an enthusiastic person with lived experience of deafness to join our team for a six-month paid internship, as part of a new community outreach project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We are working with Deaf Action and the wider deaf* community in Edinburgh (including BSL users, hard of hearing, deafened and Deafblind people) as part of our programme to better interpret Edinburgh’s history for deaf audiences, as well as telling the specific story of the deaf communities and celebrating Edinburgh’s deaf heritage.

The role is only open to people who are deaf* themselves or have extensive lived experience of the Deaf community and have competency in using British Sign Language, aged 18-25.  We particularly welcome people who experience multiple marginalities to apply.

To apply, check out the job description and send a CV and cover letter to Gabriella Laing, Community Heritage Officer at Edinburgh World Heritage,

Deadline: Friday 6 August at 12 noon

If you require any access support for any part of the recruitment process, please contact


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