Conservation Assistant

Conservation Assistant
Employer: The National Trust
Salary: 9,535 pa
Location: Chippenham

As a Conservation Assistant, you’ll be working with a great housekeeping team in an incredible place, helping with the day-to-day cleaning and care of the collections. No detail will go unnoticed, and you’ll keep a keen eye on everything from the environmental conditions in a room, to signs of wear and tear. You’ll keep accurate records too.

In this visitor facing role, we’d love you to talk to visitors about the work you’re doing, and the collections we have. You'll also be part of the wider team of employees and volunteers, helping to cover where necessary.

Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert.

Who we're looking for
We'd love to hear from you if you have;

A keen interest in history, historic properties and conservation of their collections
Previous experience as a Trainee Conservation Assistant or equivalent
A good understanding of preventive conservation
Knowledge of the approach required when working with fragile historic collections as well as Health & Safety and emergency procedures
Good manual dexterity and eye-to-hand skills and ability to work from ladders and tower scaffold
And you'll need to demonstrate that you;

Are able to support volunteers to perform at their best
Are a good team player with good interpersonal and communication skills
Are willing to undertake continuing professional development and personal skills development and have an enthusiasm to learn

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