Senior Conservator (Metalwork)

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

Reference: SEP20213186
Location: South Kensington
Salary: £33,181 Per Annum
Benefits: Group Personal Pension, Life Assurance Scheme, and other great benefits

The V&A is looking for a Senior Conservator (Metalwork) to join its vibrant Conservation team.

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance and the custodian of an extraordinary and extensive collection spanning decorative and applied arts. It houses a collection of over 2.3 million objects that document 5,000 years of human creativity from across six continents. The Metalwork collection contains over 45,000 examples of decorative metalwork, silver and jewellery ranging in date from the Bronze Age to the present day. It includes an unrivalled collection of English silver, an outstandingly comprehensive collection of jewellery, and internationally significant collections of ironwork, continental silver, arms and armour, medieval champlevé and late 19th-century enamels, brass and bronze work, pewter, steel, cutlery, ormolu, Sheffield Plate, electrotypes, and medieval metalwork of international importance. The pre-1800 German silver collection is the largest outside Germany and Russia.

As Senior Conservator (Metalwork) you will be part of the Furniture, Metalwork, Paintings and Frames conservation team. You will have excellent understanding and practical knowledge of the relevant materials used for metal objects (including enamels), their degradation processes and conservation techniques. You will undertake all aspects of preventive and interventive conservation and have the ability to evaluate conservation problems, develop solutions and produce practical work and documentation, all to high standards. You will have good experience in forward 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.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 3 October at 23:59.

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