Preventive Conservation Engineer (maternity cover) to support the ‘One Gallery Accommodation Hub’ project

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Employer: 
National Gallery
London
Job location: 
National Gallery
London
Salary: 
£32,445 pa
Contract type: 
Full-time
Temporary
Application deadline: 
Thursday, 24 October, 2019

The National Gallery seeks to recruit a highly motivated individual to join the team delivering the One Gallery Accommodation Hub project who will have specific responsibility for ensuring the safety of the collection (paintings and archival material) at the National Gallery for the duration of this major building project in the heart of the Gallery. The jobholder will assist with monitoring shock and vibration, dust levels and any other environmental factors posing a risk to the collection. They will also have a key role in helping to implement established mitigation measures required to ensure collections safety. Suitable candidates will have formal qualification to at least HNC level in conservation, preventive conservation, conservation science, engineering, facilities management or a similar relevant subject, or equivalent experience. Direct experience of similar building projects and/or of working in a museum or similar institution is desirable. As jobholder you will foster positive working relationships with key stakeholders to ensure collections safety including the National Gallery’s curators, conservators, scientists, art handlers, buildings and facilities and regular contract staff, as well as buildings contractors and consultants associated with the One Galley Project. The candidate must therefore have excellent communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills, be practical and self-motivated but able to work in a team environment, and be able to work flexible hours and to prioritise time and resources to meet demands of a sometimes uneven workload. As time permits, the successful candidate will also provide wider preventive conservation support to assist in establishing processes and procedures to ensure the safety of the collections in light of the increasing public, private and corporate events programme at the Gallery. The jobholder will be a member of the Conservation Department but will maintain a very close relationship with the Buildings and Facilities Department and have regular contact with the Curatorial and Scientific Departments.

This is a fixed term contract of up to 12 months duration to provide maternity cover.

Start date: 02/01/2020
Closing date: Thursday 24 October 2019
Interview date: Week commencing 4 November 2019

Please see the following link for more information and application details: http://login.amris.com/wizards/nationalgallery/vacancySearch.php
Job reference: 1856