Project Conservator – Digitisation and Large Scale Projects

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Employer: 
The National Archives
Job location: 
Kew
UK
Salary: 
28,040UKP
Contract type: 
Permanent
Application deadline: 
Thursday, 7 January, 2021 - 11:45

Digitisation projects are a key part of The National Archives' business, access and preservation strategies. They involve multiple departments working interdependently to bring a project together, and allow us to build valuable partnerships with external clients and companies.

Working as a Project Conservator within the Collection Care Department, you will join a dedicated team of conservators responsible for assessing and preparing records for digitisation.

The role has direct impact on the ability of the organisation to deliver large scale digitisation projects, many of which have strong commercial benefits. Maintaining the balance between preservation needs of the collection and commercial aspects of the project is crucial. You will play a vital part in facilitating the smooth running of these projects, ensuring timely delivery, while upholding the professional reputation of TNA.

About you:
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 have a keen eye for detail and have an ability to work both individually and as part of a team. You will have strong organisational skills with the ability to plan and prioritise work while under pressure in order to meet strict deadlines and targets. With the need for cross-departmental working, you will also have strong verbal and written communication skills.

The applications deadline is 11:55pm on Thursday 7th January. Full details on the role and how to apply are available here: https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1700121