International Project: Frame Conservator

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UK National Portrait Gallery
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Friday, 27 November, 2020 - 09:00

The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or are currently contributing to British history and culture; the collection is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. With around 2 million visitors each year prior to temporary closure for the Inspiring People project and a strong national and international presence through touring exhibitions and special projects, the Gallery is one of the country's most important and popular galleries.

International Project: Frame Conservator
£18,600 per annum, based on the full time equivalent of £31,000 per annum.
Part-time, 24 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract for 22 months

The NPG are looking for enthusiastic degree educated candidates with a recognised post-graduate qualification in the conservation of frames or previous experience in frame conservation within a gallery or museum setting. A familiarity with conservation of other media including paintings and paper is desirable to ensure that the post holder is able to work effectively across a range of conservation disciplines. Given that the role involves international couriering of artwork, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to work independently.

Excellent organisational and planning skills are vital to this role as you will need to manage project schedules and conflicting deadlines for a range of international exhibitions. Candidates will need to have good working knowledge of a range of software including Microsoft Office, digital photography and image management databases. A thorough understanding of COSHH and Healthy and Safety guidelines is also fundamental.

Further information about the role as well as details of how to apply can be found via:

Closing date for returned applications is 9:00am on Friday 27 November 2020.

First round interviews will take place on w/c Monday 7 December 2020. Please indicate on your form if you will be unable to make these dates.

Due to the nature of the role, interviews may be held at the Gallery, where strict COVID-19 protocols are followed. Further details will be provided closer to the time.

The NPG are committed to the employment and development of disabled people. We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for this post. To be invited to interview/assessment, you must show in your supporting statement that you meet the minimum criteria for the role, across all essential criteria. If you tell us that you have a disability we can make reasonable adjustments at interview, and, if you join us, to your work arrangements.