Conservator (Paper)

Bristol Culture has an exciting opportunity for an experienced paper conservator to join their Conservation and Documentation team. Part of Bristol City Council, Bristol Culture is responsible for the care of collections held across 5 museum sites and the Bristol Archives. It welcomes approximately 1 million visitors annually. Based in a well equipped studio at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, the paper conservator will have the opportunity to work across all curatorial departments with nationally and internationally significant collections including a Designated Eastern Art Collection, over 20,000 Fine Art works on paper and an extensive World Cultures collection.

Directorate
Place
Job Type
Libraries, Museums & Archives
Working Hours
Full Time
Employment Type
Permanent
Location
Bristol Museum And Art Gallery BS8 1RL
Pay Grade
BG10
Salary
26,822 - 30,153
DBS
Not Applicable
Closing Date
24/07/2017
Ref No
1636
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Bristol Culture has an exciting opportunity for an experienced paper conservator to join their Conservation and Documentation team.

Part of Bristol City Council, Bristol Culture is responsible for the care of collections held across 5 museum sites and the Bristol Archives. It welcomes approximately 1 million visitors annually. Based in a well equipped studio at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, the paper conservator will have the opportunity to work across all curatorial departments with nationally and internationally significant collections including a Designated Eastern Art Collection, over 20,000 Fine Art works on paper and an extensive World Cultures collection.

The successful applicant will identify and prioritise conservation projects and undertake interventive conservation treatments where necessary. They will assess, plan and schedule conservation work associated with the busy exhibitions and loans programme, including condition checking, mounting and framing works on paper. They will advise on new acquisitions, carry out technical examination and undertake collections care projects to increase access through improved documentation, mounting and storage.

They will maintain the equipment and materials in the studio, ensure that health and safety requirements are met and the Museum’s security procedures are adhered to.

They will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently. They will have a relevant qualification or equivalent in paper conservation and be able to demonstrate experience of working with similar collections. Professional accreditation through ICON is desirable.

Closing date for applications: Sunday July 24th 2017