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Textile Treatment Conservator - Historic Royal Palaces

4 Febbraio 2019 12:00 - 24 Febbraio 2019 12:00
Hystoric Royal Palaces - London
Textile Treatment Conservator - Historic Royal Palaces
Full time - maternity cover (six months with possible extension) based at Hampton Court Palace

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House Whitehall, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. Within these palaces we display, store and care for thousands of historic objects, many of them on open display in their original royal setting.

The key responsibilities of this role will be to carry out hands-on conservation treatments to our textile collection. You will a team member in one of our textile treatment teams of Tapestry, Furnishings or Costume and General Textiles.

We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic individual with comprehensive knowledge of current technical practice relevant to textile conservation.  You will have the ability to accurately assess condition, estimate treatment requirements and times, prepare treatment proposals and deliver treatments independently to the standard and deadline. The ability to keep clear accurate records of all treatments undertaken is also essential. This role also includes conducting treatment need surveys on site, in store and within the palaces working at heights. Both independently and as a team player you will be motivated to work for common goals, often to tight deadlines, by working closely with your colleagues.

Successful candidates will have a recognised textile conservation qualification and wish to build on their knowledge and experience of textile conservation by gaining further practical experience conserving fragile textiles on open display in a delicate heritage environment. As a strong team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you will have experience of successfully and communicating conservation both in writing and in public.

Based at Hampton Court Palace you may be required to travel to our other palaces on occasion.  The ability to work at heights is essential.

Historic Royal Palaces encourages PACR accreditation

Salary:                   27,026 per annum (pro rata)

Closing date:          24 February 2019
Interview date:       Week commencing 4 March 2019

Historic Royal Palaces is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce.  Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background

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  • Da 4 Febbraio 2019 12:00 a 24 Febbraio 2019 12:00

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