Collections Care Conservator

Science Museum
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Monday, 12 March, 2018

Organisation: The Science Museum at Blythe House
Closing date: 12/03/2018
Salary: £24,360 pro rata per annum (actual £10,440 pa)

The Science Museum is seeking a highly skilled, friendly and enthusiastic part-time Collections Care Conservator to deliver all aspects of collections care in order to minimise the risk of damage to the Science Museum's historic collections.

This part-time, permanent role will be mainly based at the storage site Blythe House in Kensington Olympia but also at the Science Museum in South Kensington when required.

This job-share role is responsible for all aspects of collections care including environmental monitoring, collection hazard management, accelerated ageing tests, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), conducting Object Handling and Awareness training sessions and supporting volunteer collection care projects.

The work itself is varied and highly engaging. The role will involve work on loans, acquisitions, exhibitions and supporting the Masterplan galleries by providing collections care and preventive conservation advice.

You will also carry out basic interventive conservation on objects when required, to support gallery development, temporary exhibitions and loans.

We would like you to bring a recognised conservation qualification, or comparable experience.

This will be supported by demonstrable skills in preventive museum conservation.

You will need to be aware of hazard management procedures associated with historical objects and have a good knowledge of Health and Safety, including safe use of chemicals for lab safety and collections management.

You will also be able to supervise volunteers and conservation interns and to provide advice and support to both specialist and non-specialist staff.

You will have excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

You will be offered excellent benefits, including 25 days' holiday pro-rata in addition to bank holidays, a contributory pension scheme, BUPA medical and dental care, an annual season ticket loan and numerous staff discounts, whilst developing your career in a world class museum group

You will work 15 hours per week.

The full-time salary for this post is £24,360 per annum, so your actual salary will be ?10,440 per annum.

Interviews will be held on 21st March.

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