Project Conservator: Digitisation and Large Scale Projects

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Employer: 
National Archives UK
Job location: 
London
Salary: 
26,708UKP
Contract type: 
Full-time
Permanent
Application deadline: 
Friday, 31 May, 2019

The Project Conservator - Digitisation and large scale operations is part of a team of conservation professionals responsible for the preservation of The National Archives' physical collection through interventive and preventive means. The aim of this role is to prolong the life of the collection while also maximising access to the archival records and enhancing the experience of our users. This is achieved through a combination of special projects and on-going programmes, taking the lead as required and working together with colleagues across the organisation as well as external visitors and stakeholders.

You will have an extensive knowledge of paper conservation practice, with a specialism in assessing and preparing records for digitisation, bringing excellent project management skills as well as an informed approach to the delivery of conservation treatments in line with current conservation standards for the digitisation of archival documents.

You will take a full role in the on-going development of the digitisation conservation team within The National Archives by actively engaging in data collecting through in-depth collection surveys, conservation treatments for the digitisation process, knowledge sharing, teaching and mentoring others, planning, organising and helping to deliver mass digitisation projects whilst actively promoting the work of the department across The National Archives and to a wider professional community.

The applications deadline is midnight on Friday 31st May.

Full details on the role and how to apply are available here: https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1632938

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