Senior Conservation and Display Technician

Royal Collection Trust
Fine Art and Library
Windsor Castle
£26,000 - £32,000 per annum, dependent on experience
37.5 hours per week, over 5 days, Monday to Friday

It's helping to bring millions closer to fascinating artworks

It's working with a shared and unique purpose, and it's caring for and presenting one of the world's largest art collections. This is what makes working for Royal Collection Trust so different.

From old master drawings, prints, and photographs to books, and portrait miniatures, the Paper Conservation section of the Royal Collection has a unique, diverse and engrossing history

You'll be the technical expert responsible for the preparation, movement and installation of artworks across our various Royal residences, as well as supervising loans to other venues worldwide.

Liaising with colleagues across the organisation, you'll ensure both moves and installations are aligned with our busy programme of loans and exhibitions, as well as the operations of the Royal Household.

You'll provide a high level of expertise and advice for the mounting, framing, packing, transportation and installation of a wide variety of paper-based artworks, ensuring exceptional standards of collections care at all times.

Managing our Conservation Technician, and supervising external contractors and other internal colleagues on a daily basis, you'll lead and develop those around you.

Reporting on the movement and condition of displayable artworks will be a key part of your role. And you'll also be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of our studio spaces and stores and specialist equipment, ensuring H&S requirements are consistently met.

You'll expand your knowledge in this role, caring for this truly diverse collection and meeting varied display challenges. And, knowing that you're enabling our paper based collections to be admired by a huge audience will be your biggest reward.

This role involves an amount of manual handling and working at heights, as well as travelling to multiple locations around the country and abroad.

With significant art technician and handling experience in a museum or arts environment, ideally of works on paper in a recognised qualification in a branch of conservation, you're the expert we're looking for.

You'll also have strong, demonstrable knowledge of methods for mounting, framing, transporting and displaying historic works of art, and the materials and equipment required.

Your organisation and time management skills will be vital in order to prioritise multiple, often conflicting deadlines.

With previous experience of supervising both internal colleagues and external contractors, you're a strong and adaptable communicator who is confident engaging with people at all levels, including specialists in their own field.

And with an extreme attention to detail, you're driven to maintain the very highest standards of care in all that you do.

Perceptive, with great problem solving skills, we can rely on you to take initiative, assess situations, and make decisions when needed. 

A good command of relevant IT programs will be important too, as well as a full UK driving license for movement between locations.

Above all, you'll be keen to explore the opportunities this unique collection presents you.

Vacancy Closing Date: 30/07/2018, 23:55

This vacancy is closed to applications.