Curtain Maker and Soft Furnishing Upholsterer
It's knowing your curtains add the finishing touch to the state rooms
It's protecting heritage by leaving your own legacy. And it’s furnishing some of the most famous houses in the world. This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional.
Within Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and St. James's Palace there are more than a thousand rooms, all containing various furniture and furnishings. Your challenge will be to provide curtains and soft furnishings that will maintain the presentation and functionality of these unique environments.
You'll manage and deliver multiple soft furnishing projects, designing new items, estimating materials, costs and timings, and cutting fabrics. From tailoring furniture covers, to creating new curtains to scale the heights of state rooms, you'll consistently aim for the highest standards.
Working with numerous historic items, you'll survey and evaluate the condition of furnishings, prioritising work to both repair and preserve items, whilst also meeting the operational needs of working Royal residences.
You'll carefully record all your handlings of historic furnishings, as well as keeping workrooms in good condition, fully equipped and stocked.
The range of projects will stretch you. And knowing that you're conserving and creating magnificent items that will be enjoyed by future generations will give you the greatest sense of reward.
Your extensive experience with soft furnishings and curtain projects will make you the expert we need.
Your practical skills will be outstanding, and you'll be able to produce soft furnishing work (both machine and hand stitching) of the highest standard in terms of structure and finish.
Having a thorough understanding of conservation and significant experience of making new items, you're able to identify, survey and accurately evaluate soft furnishings as to condition, materials and the techniques used in their manufacture.
Organised, with a structured approach to work, you can prioritise and deliver work to meet multiple and sometimes challenging deadlines.
Finally, you'll enjoy working alongside your talented colleagues, bringing together specialist skills to deliver collaborative and spectacular results.
This vacancy is closed to applications.