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Possess a qualification in Horology to BHI final grade standard or equivalent. Also hold a full, UK driving license and be able to work flexibly including early mornings, weekends and travelling to other residences.
The Horological conservation team, part of the Works of Art Department in the Royal Collection, is based in workshops in both Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. They maintain all the clocks, watches, barometers, thermometers and sundials in the Royal Collection, which is in excess of 1000 items. They also maintain and repair items belonging to members of The Royal Family and turret clocks at the unoccupied palaces, including Kensington, Hampton Court, Kew and Osborne House.
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic horologist who will:
* conserve and repair all horological items as required;
* wind and maintain clocks (including Tower Clocks) at all Royal residences;
* advise and support the safe movement and transport of clocks and other items as required. This will require a certain amount of manual handling and working at height;
* advise curators and researchers as required; and
* prepare and manage a budget for materials and equipment.
* possess a qualification in Horology to BHI final grade standard or equivalent;
* have significant experience of working in a professional horological environment dealing with repair and restoration;
* have first rate bench working skills;
* be methodical, accurate and pay close attention to detail;
* be self motivated and able to work in a small team; and
* be calm and efficient when under pressure.
In return we offer access to an unparalleled collection of clocks, an excellent salary and benefits package, 25 days annual leave, staff discounts, a supportive team atmosphere and extensive training and development opportunities.
Application Closing Date
30 Sep 2012