Conservator (Sculpture)

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Victoria & Albert Museum
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Sunday, 3 October, 2021 - 00:00

Reference: SEP20213198
Location: South Kensington
Salary: £27,878 Per Annum
Benefits: Group Personal Pension, Life Assurance Scheme, and other great benefits

The V&A is looking for a Conservator (sculpture specialist) to join the vibrant Conservation team.

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, housing a collection of over 2.3 million objects that document 5,000 years of human creativity from across six continents. The Museum holds many of UK’s designated National Collections, including sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, textiles and furniture. The V&A’s sculpture collection is world famous, this includes sculpture from many cultures and periods including Europe and Asia in a wide variety of materials such as stone, wood, terracotta, ivory and other materials, often polychromed.

As a Conservator with specialism in sculpture you will be part of the Sculpture, Ceramics and Glass conservation team. You will have a good practical knowledge of the relevant sculpture materials, organic and inorganic, their structure, degradation processes and conservation techniques. This includes stone, wood, terracotta, plaster and ivory, with a focus on polychrome surfaces and mosaics. You will undertake all aspects of preventive and interventive conservation of sculpture objects and have the ability to evaluate conservation problems, develop solutions and produce practical work and documentation of a high standard. You will have experience in planning, prioritising, and delivering to deadlines objects for new gallery developments, exhibitions, loans and collections care. You will also have a sound knowledge of scientific analysis and techniques to allow technical examination of objects with the aim of contributing to an understanding of their history and technique.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 3 October at 23:59.

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