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Positions at Tate Internship at Tate Fellowship at Tate

From: Vicky Barnard <vicky>
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2004
Painting Conservator - Maternity Cover
Assistant Conservator - Time-Based Media
Conservation Scientist - 3 year PhD Fellowship
Frames Conservation - 2 year Internship

The Tate Collection division is responsible for the development,
research, care and conservation of the Collection to facilitate Tate
programmes of display and exhibition at all sites, travelling
exhibitions and loans out. Within this division, our Conservation
department has a mission to bring excellence and innovation to the
conservation and appreciation of art in Tate's Collection and care.
We have a variety of exciting opportunities for you to join us in
achieving this.

Painting Conservator - Maternity Cover
Starting salary: UKP21,000 pa pro-rata * 6-12 months/3 days per week

    Covering maternity leave in our Painting Conservation team, you
    will focus on Tate's loan-out programme. Your responsibilities
    will include providing recommendations on the suitability of
    paintings for loan, condition checking, and providing
    documentation and conservation treatments where necessary. A
    specific project will be the preparation of thirty seven
    paintings by Turner for a touring exhibition to the USA.

    You will hold a recognised post graduate qualification in the
    conservation of easel paintings and have at least three years'
    relevant experience after training. You will have good practical
    skills with experience of working with paintings across a broad
    spectrum. In addition, strong communication, organisational and
    analytical skills are essential. Ref. 4112/CR

Assistant Conservator - Time-Based Media
Starting salary: UKP17,000 pa * 2 year fixed term contract

    Time-based media conservation is responsible for works with a
    film, video, slide, audio or computer-based element. You will be
    assisting in a European-funded project to set benchmarks for the
    preservation of installation art. This will involve working on
    case studies, assessing appropriate methods of analysis and
    documentation, compiling written and visual project records and
    assisting with the administration of the project. This post
    provides an opportunity for a conservator to develop practical
    and technical knowledge of time-based media works of art and
    engage in a challenging new area of conservation.

    With a relevant degree and recognised qualification in
    conservation (or equivalent training), you will bring at least
    two years' general conservation experience, enjoy working with
    technology and have excellent analytical and technical ability
    and strong organisational skills. Ideally you have experience of
    working with contemporary works of art and some experience of
    time-based media. You will be able to work effectively within a
    team or independently and work to tight deadlines. Ref 4113/CR

Conservation Scientist - 3 year PhD Fellowship
Starting salary: UKP17,000 pa

    This fellowship presents you with a rare opportunity to acquire
    specialist skills and knowledge in the characterisation of
    modern and contemporary paints. It will involve initiating a
    long term study into the mechanical properties of modern paints
    in collaboration with the Courtauld Institute and Imperial
    College, London, where you will register for a PhD. You will
    also operate and develop the analytical instruments (PyGCMS and
    FTIR) in Tate's science laboratory.

    To be eligible for this fellowship you must have a master's
    degree in a physical science, preferably chemistry or
    engineering. At least three years' experience with mechanical
    testing instruments and one (or preferably both) of the
    specified analytical techniques is essential. You will also need
    to have significant knowledge of modern painting materials and
    conservation research. Ref 4114/CR

Frames Conservation - 2 year Internship
Starting salary: UKP15,000 pa

    Gaining invaluable experience of working in a major art
    institution, you will learn about museum practice, and
    contribute to the daily work of the Frames Conservation section.
    Over two years, you will have the opportunity, under
    supervision, to carry out examination, documentation and
    treatment of a variety of frames from the Collection.

    You will need a recognised conservation qualification in frames
    or equivalent experience. Importantly you should be fully
    committed to developing your career within the frame
    conservation profession. Ref. 4115/CR

For an application pack, please visit <URL:>
or email amandeep.bains [at] tate__org__uk quoting the appropriate

Closing date: 19 November 2004

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