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Subject: Position at Victoria and Albert Museum

Position at Victoria and Albert Museum

From: Shayne Rivers <s.rivers>
Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Furniture Conservator
Victoria and Albert Museum
London, UK
UKP22,000 - UKP26,275 per annum
(Band 5, Permanent Post)

The Victoria and Albert Museum is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic
individual who will deliver a high standard of preventive and
interventive conservation to the Furniture Conservation studio. This
studio undertakes work on a wide range of objects from the V&A's
Furniture and Asian Collections, objects from the V&A Museum of
Childhood, in addition to contributing to the V&A's exhibition and
development programmes. Work undertaken in the studio includes
'brown' furniture, clocks, decorative surfaces, modern materials,
organic materials e.g. ivory, leather and tortoiseshell, as well as
childhood-related objects, architectural models and period rooms.

The successful candidate will have two years practical experience in
addition to having completed a recognised conservation training
programme. Cabinet-making or related woodworking experience and
competence with woodworking machinery are required as well as
thorough familiarity with wood conservation. You will need to be
able to approach the conservation of a wide variety of other
materials with confidence and will be required to quickly and
accurately assess condition and estimate treatment times, prepare
treatment proposals, deliver high quality conservation treatments
and documentation, often to tight deadlines.

You will be highly self-motivated and able to organise your own
workload with the minimum of supervision and work independently or
as part of a team. You will have good verbal and written
communication skills. Familiarity with 35mm digital photography, as
well as confidence with IT programmes such as Word and Excel are

To apply online, please see <URL:>

Completed application forms can also be sent either via email to
personnel [at] vam__ac__uk or Fax: on +44 20 7942 2933 or by post to

    Nardeep Panesar
    Personnel Department
    Victoria and Albert Museum
    South Kensington
    London SW7 2RL

If you have any queries regarding the recruitment process, you can
email, or telephone us on +44 20 7942 2937.

Closing date for receipt of applications is January 27, 2006 (5pm)

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Received on Tuesday, 20 December, 2005

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