Preventive Conservation Technician

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Historic Royal Palaces (HRP)
Job location: 
Hampton Court Palace
Contract type: 
Application deadline: 
Sunday, 11 August, 2019

Preventive Conservation technician (part time, 2 days a week)

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 and Gardens. Across these six sites we care for thousands of historic objects, many of them in their original setting. You'll have a real passion for history and be willing to help conserve the collections to the standard they deserve: the best.

Educated to GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English, Maths and Science, you will already have an interest in historic houses and collections and enjoy practical work with a keen attention to detail. Some practical hands-on conservation cleaning experience and an understanding of preventive conservation would be a bonus but is not essential.

As part of our team, you will support the delivery of the day-to-day preventive conservation programme by carrying out hands-on conservation cleaning, explaining your work to our visitors and working with fragile objects in the palaces. In addition, you must be able to work at heights, and assist with the manual handling of collections.

The role will include additional evening and weekend working at any of our sites to supervise events and activities such as filming.

Although based at Hampton Court Palace you may be required to travel to the other palaces in our care.

Closing date: 11 August 2019
Pay Range: circa £24,000 (pro rata)

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Historic Royal Palaces is committed to building an organisation that truly values the differences in people, whatever that difference may be: creed, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, religion or similar belief, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status, connections with a national minority, property, birth or other status, family connections, membership or non-membership of a trade union or disability.

As indicated above, we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as these groups are currently under represented in our work force.

So whatever your background, if you have the skills, knowledge and attitude we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.