Project and Collections Conservator

Project and Collections Conservator
Employer: English Heritage
Salary: £28,700
Location: Bristol

English Heritage has begun an exciting programme of property investment and development projects in the South West Territory at properties such as Pendennis Castle in Falmouth, Wroxeter Roman Town and the Stonehenge temporary exhibition programme. To meet the increase in workload the Collections Conservation team are recruiting an additional Conservation post for a 12 month fixed term, to manage and undertake the care and conservation of collections and interiors within sites and projects in the South West.

The post will require you to deliver and maintain appropriate collections care standards - conservation cleaning, environmental monitoring and control (humidity, temperature, light, dust & pollutants), insect pest monitoring, integrated emergency planning, protection (during building works, functions, filming) and transport and storage. You will also need to be the day to day advocate for the care of interiors and collections during project team meetings and on site during projects, working closely with contractors undertaking work during projects inside historic buildings to ensure that collections and interiors are suitably protected from damage.

You will have a recognised qualification in conservation. This post will require flexibility to adapt to new challenges, as well as the willingness to travel extensively within the South West. Excellent communication skills and the ability to think on your feet are essential.

This post is fixed term for 12 months from August 2017.

You will enjoy the rewards of working in a friendly, committed team whilst working at inspiring locations; helping to ensure our fantastic collections are safely displayed and stored. You will be joining our charity which through our 400 historic monuments, buildings and sites, brings the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year.

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