Conservator (Anthropology Redisplay)

Conservator (Anthropology Redisplay)
Employer: The Horniman Museum and Gardens
Salary: £27,835 pa (£28,403 after probation)
Location: London

The Horniman Museum and Gardens in south east London has been open since Victorian times, when the tea trader and philanthropist, Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to the local community. Since then, our collection has grown significantly and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and natural history gallery – all surrounded by 16 acres of beautiful Gardens offering breathtaking views across London.

The HLF (Heritage Lottery Fund) has awarded £3.3m to the Horniman’s project to create a World Gallery. Thousands of objects will tell stories from around the world, celebrating the wonder and complexity of what it means to be human, in this new world-class anthropology gallery opening in 2018.

We are looking for two enthusiastic and experienced Conservators to assist with the conservation and preparation of objects for this new gallery. As well as a degree in Conservation, you’ll have wide-ranging post-qualification experience, encompassing the care, documentation and treatment of both organic and inorganic anthropological objects in a museum environment.

You’ll be working with both the Collections Conservation & Care Department and the Anthropology Redisplay project team. As the Redisplay project comes to an end and the gallery is prepared for opening to the public you will work mostly at the Museum, but partly at our Study Collections Centre – so the ability to work flexibly within teams and on your own, as well as working to tight project deadlines, is essential.

These posts are supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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