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29 Jan 2019

Be part of the Box team

An artist's impression of the Hill House Box​
The build of the Hill House Box​ is now underway
A recruitment fair for the Hill House is taking place at Helensburgh Civic Centre on 1 & 2 February.

There’s a unique chance to work at the site of one of Scotland’s most pioneering conservation projects this year – the National Trust for Scotland is looking for volunteers and staff to welcome visitors to the Hill House, Helensburgh when its Box opens to the public this spring.

Trust staff are holding a recruitment fair at the Helensburgh Civic Centre on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 February from 11am–3pm, and will be on hand to discuss opportunities to join the team in 2019.

The Hill House, Mackintosh’s masterpiece, is being covered with a unique steel mesh shelter, known as the Hill House Box, to protect it from the elements and halt the impact of more than 100 years of water penetration. Work commenced on site in November and the steel frame of the structure is now being erected.

As well as protecting the building from the weather, the Hill House Box will give visitors the chance to get a new perspective on the house from elevated walkways looping around the building, and see conservation work in action.  

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“The Box is a really exciting project – not only is it vital to protecting the Hill House, but it will give visitors a completely different experience. There’s just nothing else like it in Scotland. We’re looking for people to join the team in a range of roles and play an important part in this project, helping our charity protect one of Scotland’s national treasures.”
Richard Williams, General Manager for Glasgow and West