Works on Paper - Conservation Manager

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National Portrait Gallery
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Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 - 00:00

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.

Works on Paper - Conservation Manager
Full-time, 40 hours per week
Permanent role
Working pattern: Monday to Friday

The works on paper manager post is a new exciting role. The successful candidate will lead
and a team of specialist conservators in the preservation and conservation of works of art on
paper, photography and miniatures.

Key responsibilities

Overall responsibility for managing resources, materials, treatment plans and
workflows in the delivery of a cohesive and effective works on paper conservation
Resource and line manage contract conservators and technicians, as required,
supporting internal and external programmes.
Provide expert conservation and project management advice and guidance to Works
on Paper conservation team
Initiating conservation workshops, collaborating in training programmes to promote
awareness and understanding of conservation.
MA degree or equivalent experience in the Conservation of Works of Art on Paper or
Proven experience in the management of the conservation of Works of Art on Paper
or Photographs within a gallery or museum, working with loans, displays and
Proven and extensive experience of the materials and techniques of mounting and
framing of art on paper and photographs.
Closing date for returned applications is 9:00am on 14 March 2023.
First round interviews will take place on 21 and 22 March. Please indicate on your form
if you will be unable to make these dates.

Apply via the NPG website

Why work at National Portrait Gallery?
The National Portrait Gallery offers a variety of exciting opportunities to learn, develop and
grow in your career. We recognise the value each individual brings to the organisation to
achieve our ambitious plans and are dedicated to developing and rewarding our staff.
We offer all our employees a competitive benefits package including:

Membership of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS)
Membership of the Civil Service Sports & Leisure club
Free entry to many UK museums, galleries and exhibitions
Professional & personal development opportunities
Generous annual leave allowance
Interest free season ticket and bicycle loans
Rental deposit scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Staff discounts on purchases in online shop
Eye care vouchers
We are committed to the employment and development of disabled people. When assessing
and shortlisting our candidate pool for interviews, we are committed to removing any bias
through our process to ensure all individuals with a disability are included. To be invited to the
interview stage, you must show through your application that you meet the minimum criteria
and/or the desirable skills required for the role. 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.