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Position at the National Trust

From: Robert Allen <robert.allen>
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Deputy Conservation Adviser (Textiles)
Textile Conservator
Assistant Conservator
The National Trust

The National Trust is Europe's leading conservation charity and its
textile collections are of outstanding importance. The Studio,
housed on the Blickling Estate in recently converted premises, is
part of the Trust's Conservation Section. The Studio is run as an
enterprise offering services to external clients as well as
undertaking major projects for the Trust. It also runs an intern
training programme.

Deputy Conservation Adviser (Textiles) Grade 5
Full time, permanent post
Salary UKP25,043

    You will be an advocate for the promotion and implementation of
    textile conservation throughout the National Trust which will
    include delivery of specific training events. As a practitioner
    you will work closely with the Textile Conservation
    Adviser/Studio Manager and the studio team to ensure the highest
    standards are maintained through all stages of service delivery.
    You will work across the board in all aspects of preventive and
    remedial conservation influencing and informing both property
    and conservation staff. Your management skills will enable you
    to understand, and work creatively with, the constraints on
    resources that exists within the NT as a charity.

    You will have a relevant degree (or equivalent) and a recognised
    textile conservation qualification, plus five years post
    training experience. You should be ICON-accredited or be
    actively working towards UK PACR scheme accreditation. You will
    have worked in a multi-disciplinary team and have excellent
    communication skills, as well as first class organisational
    ability with proficient IT skills. A driving licence is
    essential as you will be required to travel widely to fulfil
    this role.

Textile Conservator Grade 6
Full time, Fixed Term Contract of 2 years
Salary UKP21,457

    This is a responsible position in which to build upon your
    skills and experience, assisting the manager and team with
    practical work and student training, both in the studio and on
    site at properties. You should have a recognised textile
    conservation qualification or have completed an apprenticeship,
    have a broad experience of different types of textile, be a team
    player, have a mature attitude, good communication and problem
    solving skills and a strong sense of self-motivation. Accredited
    status is encouraged. A driving licence is essential.

Assistant Conservator Grade 7
Full time, Fixed Term Contract of 1 year
Salary UKP18,310

    You will be a recent conservation graduate looking to build on
    your practical textile conservation skills. Under supervision
    you will undertake practical treatments both in the studio and
    on site. You will assist and support studio staff with the
    organisation and maintenance of equipment and, working closely
    with interns, undertake environmental and pest monitoring within
    the studio.

    Due to the location of the studio a driving licence will be an

For an informal discussion about any of these posts you are welcome
to contact Ksynia Marko on +44 1263 735 878.

For further details and an application pack please send an A4
stamped addressed envelope (stamps to value of 60p) to

    HR Service Centre
    The National Trust
    Heelis, Kemble Drive
    Swindon,Wiltshire SN2 2NA

or see <URL:>

Closing date for applications: May 31, 2006
Interviews week of 19 June 2006

Robert Allen
The National Trust
Textile Conservation Studio
Blickling Estate, Norfolk, UK

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:56
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Received on Tuesday, 16 May, 2006

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