Collections Care Assistant

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Monday, 16 November, 2020

English Heritage are recruiting for the position of Collections Care Assistant, North London for Kenwood House

As part of the Collections Conservation team at English Heritage you will assist with delivering the care and conservation of our historic collections in London, so they can continue to play a key role in bringing history to life.

You will work closely with the Collections Conservator, London, as well as the Historic Properties teams at sites to plan, undertake and support appropriate collections care standards in historic properties and stores at Kenwood, Chiswick and Marble Hill Houses. You will focus on: conservation cleaning; environmental monitoring; insect pest monitoring; responding to any emergencies; and protection during hospitality, filming, events and projects.

You will provide collections care training and support to site staff and volunteers relating to conservation housekeeping and provide on-going support through visits and over the phone. You will champion the work of English Heritage through 'conservation in action' which raises awareness of our work to new audiences.

You will have experience of undertaking conservation housekeeping work for historic house collections and historic environments. This post will require flexibility to adapt to new challenges as well as confidence working at height. Excellent communication skills and the ability to think on your feet are essential.

You will enjoy the rewards of working at inspiring locations and 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.

Salary: From £19,814, depending on skills and experience; full-time 36 hours per week (excluding breaks), Permanent role

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First interviews will be held via zoom on 4 January 2021.

Successful candidates will then be invited to participate in a site visit and practical test on 7 January at Kenwood House.

Closing date: 16/12/2020 23:59:59