Collections Care Assistant

Collections Care Assistant
Employer: English Heritage
Salary: London
Location: London

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Collections Conservation team at English Heritage. You will work closely with the Collections Conservator, London, as well as the Historic Properties teams at sites; focusing on the conservation cleaning of historic objects and interiors, as well as environmental and insect pest monitoring. Some of our work is supported by volunteers and you will be part of the team who provides training and guidance for them in collections care.

The post will be based at Kenwood House with regular work at Chiswick and Marble Hill Houses, as well as other sites in London. Additionally, there will be occasional travel further afield, which may require an overnight stay.

The main purpose of this role is to implement and support collections care standards (conservation housekeeping, insect pest management, light plans, environmental monitoring) at Kenwood, Chiswick and Marble Hill Houses.

You will need to have previous experience of undertaking conservation housekeeping in a historic house environment and be able to demonstrate excellent manual dexterity. If you are flexible, have excellent people and communication skills, confidence working at height and organisational skills which are second to none, then this could be the job for you!

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places across the UK. We champion historic places, helping people to understand, care for and enjoy them, now and for future generations. We'd love you to join us and play your very own part in our vision to become a thriving and well-loved charity.

English Heritage offers a competitive salary, a generous pension scheme, 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and other financial and non-financial lifestyle benefits.

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