Head of Conservation

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The Leather Conservation Centre (LCC)
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Sunday, 9 August, 2020

Salary £31,000 per annum
Pension – Workplace Pension Scheme
Full time (37.5 hours per week)

The Leather Conservation Centre (LCC) was established in 1978 and is an internationally renowned organisation offering a comprehensive service in the conservation and care of objects (including books and other archival materials) of historic, cultural and artistic importance made wholly or partly of leather or its related materials. http://www.leatherconservation.org

The LCC is seeking a Head of Conservation preferably with experience in the conservation of leather and related materials including associated materials such as metals and textiles. Working to agreed estimates on a range of objects you will liaise with and manage relationships with existing private and institutional clients and bring in new clients.

The successful candidate will operate effectively in a time of change whilst the LCC moves to new premises and as Head of Conservation will develop the business plan to fit with the potential of the new project. (A concept document giving details of the project is available).

You need to have either a degree in conservation or equivalent knowledge and skills sets, and practical hands-on experience in conservation of leather and related materials. Broad knowledge of available conservation treatments together with a good understanding of preventive conservation issues is essential. Some management experience and knowledge of client-based working would be an advantage.

For a full job description and the concept document of the planned new premises please contact
William Tusting, Chair of Trustees at william@tusting.co.uk

Applications should be addressed to William Tusting, Chair of Trustees at william@tusting.co.uk

Please apply with CV and covering letter to demonstrate how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of this job.

Closing Date: Sunday 9th August 2020
First interview: To be arranged probably via Zoom

Successful candidates from the first interview will be invited to a second interview to meet the team and view the present premises.