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Subject: Position at National Trust for Scotland

Position at National Trust for Scotland

From: Isobel Griffin <igriffin>
Date: Friday, July 12, 2002
Conservator - West
National Trust for Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland was established in 1931 to act as
guardian of the nation's magnificent heritage of architectural,
scenic, and historic treasures and to promote public enjoyment of
them. The West Region boasts properties of great importance for
Scottish architectural history and collections of works of art of
the highest merit. Most Properties include important collections of
material culture ranging through furniture, ceramics, textiles and
metalwork accrued by successive generations.

The NTS is currently seeking a conservator for the West Region, to
be based in the West Regional Office at Greenbank, six miles south
of Glasgow city centre.

Job purpose: To ensure the highest standards of care for the Trust's
historic interiors and collections within the Region, and to seek
innovative solutions to challenges related to the display of these

Responsibilities: The main area of responsibility is conservation
management. The conservator works closely with property staff; the
curators and senior conservator based at the head office in
Edinburgh; the other specialist advisers in the Regional Office; and
the conservators based in the other regions to deliver in the
following areas:

    *   production and implementation of Collections Care Plans for
        individual properties

    *   environmental monitoring and control

    *   protection and movement of collections before, during and
        after major building works

    *   advising on and coordinating remedial conservation of the

    *   setting up storage facilities

    *   packing and transport of collections

    *   developing Emergency Procedures for individual properties

In addition, the conservator contributes to:

    *   strategic direction and policy development

    *   education and enjoyment, for example through the development
        of interpretive and educational material in the area of
        collections care

    *   influence and persuasion, for example by giving talks and
        presentations on the conservation work of the Trust

    *   organisation and resources, for example through the
        implementation of staff training in collections care, and by
        advising property managers on the use of their budgets for
        equipment and materials for collections care

Essential qualifications and experience include a recognised
conservation qualification with at least three years experience in
practical conservation; proven experience in preventive conservation
and general collections care; and a current full driving licence.
Desirable experience includes familiarity with conservation
planning; experience of working to and within budgetary constraints;
and experience in project management, the delivery of training,
and/or having published articles on conservation issues.

Terms and conditions: This is a permanent, full-time post at Grade
7, starting salary UKP19,559-22,353. The post-holder will be
allocated a vehicle available for private use subject to
reimbursement of personal mileage, and will be given the opportunity
to join a Group Personal Pension Scheme.

Further information is available at <URL:>.
Interested applicants should email or send their CV and covering
letter, to

    Linda Criggie
    Head of Human Resources
    The National Trust for Scotland
    Wemyss House, 28 Charlotte Square
    Edinburgh EH2 4ET
    lcriggie [at] nts__org__uk

Isobel Griffin
Conservator - South

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:6
                  Distributed: Tuesday, July 16, 2002
                        Message Id: cdl-16-6-022
Received on Friday, 12 July, 2002

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