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Position at Victoria and Albert Museum

From: Shayne Rivers <s.rivers<-at->
Date: Thursday, July 5, 2012
Furniture Conservator
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
UKP24,906 - UKP29,936 p.a.

The V&A is seeking a full-time Furniture Conservator who will
undertake work on a wide range of objects from the Furniture and
Asian Collections and the V&A Museum of Childhood, in addition to
contributing to the V&A's exhibition and development programmes.
Work will include 'brown' furniture, clocks, decorative surfaces,
modern materials, gilded objects, organic materials e.g. ivory,
leather and tortoiseshell as well as architectural models, period
rooms and toys.

The successful candidate will have relevant experience gained
working in a museum conservation workshop or a private conservation
practice, in addition to having completed a recognised conservation
training programme. Cabinet-making or related woodworking experience
and competence with woodworking machinery are required. The ability
to be able to approach the conservation of a wide variety of other
materials with confidence and to quickly and accurately assess
condition, estimate treatment times, prepare treatment proposals,
deliver high quality conservation treatments and documentation,
often to tight deadlines are also essential.  Experience with wood
identification and/or microscopy is desirable.

You will be highly self-motivated and able to organise your own
workload with the minimum of supervision and be able to work
independently or as part of a team. You will have good verbal and
written communication skills. Familiarity with SLR digital
photography, as well as experience with IT programmes such as Word,
Excel and Photoshop are required.

This appointment will commence after 13 October 2012.

Closing date: 31 July 2012

Interviews are likely to be held mid- late August, 2012

A full job description and application form can be accessed at


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