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Subject: Position at the National Trust

Position at the National Trust

From: Nigel Seeley <lhbnjs>
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 1999
The National Trust

The National Trust wishes to appoint a Conservator for its Southern
Region, to be based at its office at Polesden Lacey, near Dorking,

The Southern Region's Historic Buildings Department is primarily
responsible for the curatorship of the collections of fine and
decorative art and historic objects within its country houses in
Surrey, West Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

We are now looking for a trained and experienced Conservator for the
Region, to specialise in preventive conservation, and to play an
important and challenging role in the preservation of historic
houses open to the public, and their collections.

The Conservator is responsible for preventive conservation in the
Region, and is the first line of conservation support. The work
includes advising on conservation priorities, training house staff
in the care and cleaning of interiors and contents, environmental
monitoring, project management (including the preparation of
budgets), commissioning of remedial treatments and keeping the
regional conservation records.

Reporting to the Historic Buildings Representative [Curator], the
Conservator is a key member of the Historic Buildings Department.
Professional and technical guidance is given by the Trust's
Conservation Advisers.

You should be educated to degree level, with a professional
qualification in conservation and at least 3 years' practical
experience. Of equal importance are organisational skills, the
ability to promote the interests of conservation and to train,
motivate and develop staff at all levels.

The salary will be Sterling 18,000 per annum.  Applicants must be
entitled to take up employment in the EC.

For full details and an application form please send a large s.a.e.
to Kim Lummis, Personnel Manager, The National Trust, Polesden
Lacey, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6BD.  Applicants outside the UK may
request details by e-mail to <spekll [at] smtp__ntrust__org__uk>.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: 1st October

Further information about the National Trust can be found at its web
site: <URL:>

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:18
               Distributed: Wednesday, September 1, 1999
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Received on Tuesday, 31 August, 1999

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