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Positions at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

From: Jean Mitchell <j.mitchell<-a>
Date: Thursday, July 10, 2008
Project Supervisor
Conservation Technician
Project Conservator (2 positions)
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Marianne North Gallery

We have an exciting opportunity in our newly built Art Conservation
Studio for a range of enthusiastic and motivated individuals to work
on the conservation of the artwork from our world-renowned Marianne
North Gallery. The Gallery, situated within the gardens, houses 830
oil paintings on paper which were painted by Marianne North during
the second half of the nineteenth century. Conservation of the
artworks is to take place whilst the gallery is restored and is
supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Project Supervisor: from UKP23,580 pa
Ref: 1216

    Working with the Senior Conservator, you will be Supervision of
    the MNG Art Conservation Studio and its staff. As well as
    undertaking the documentation and conservation of the oil on
    paper artwork from the gallery, you will also oversee the work
    of the two Project Conservators and Conservation Technician. You
    will assist in promoting the gallery and its restoration project
    through demonstrations and talks to interested parties and
    stakeholders.

    You will have a graduate qualification, or equivalent
    experience, in paper conservation, preferably with a specialism
    in oil on paper.

Project Conservator: 2 Posts from UKP20,972 pa.
Ref: 1214/1215

    Working with the Project Supervisor, you will be responsible for
    the documentation and conservation of the oil on paper artwork
    from the gallery.  You will also assist in promoting the gallery
    and its restoration project through demonstrations and talks to
    interested parties and stakeholders.

    You will have a graduate qualification, or equivalent
    experience, in paper conservation, preferably with a specialism
    in oil on paper.

Conservation Technician: One Post from UKP16,760 pa.
Ref: 1217

    Working with the Project Supervisor and Project Conservators,
    you will provide essential technical support and backup. You
    will maintain and oversee the functioning of the Marianne North
    Project Studio.

    This position is ideal for a person considering a career in
    conservation. No formal conservation qualification is necessary
    however experience within an art or aligned field would be an
    advantage. Training will be given.

These posts report to RBG Kew's Senior Conservator and will be for a
period of 24 months.

Benefits include a choice of final salary or stakeholder pension,
generous annual leave and a stunning work environment.

Application packs are available from

    <URL:http://www.kew.org>

Alternatively, please contact the

    HR Department, RBG Kew,
    +44 20 8332 5184
    +44 20 8332 5150 (24 hour answer phone)

Please quote relevant reference above.

Closing date for all positions:  7 August 2008
Interviews for will be held approximately two weeks after closing
date.

Jean Mitchell
HR Business Partner
HLAA, SCD and WP Administration
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
+44 208 332 5141


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