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Subject: Position at Tate

Position at Tate

From: Alice Evelegh <alice>
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2006
Conservation Manager - Paintings, Frames and Conservation
Central London, United Kingdom

Closing date: 20 October 2006

Salary: UKP40-45,000 + benefits

Contract type: Permanent

Our mission at Tate is to increase the public's knowledge,
understanding and appreciation of art, by displaying a collection of
some of the best modern and contemporary works of art the world has
to offer across our four galleries (Tate Britain and Tate Modern in
London, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives). Combined, our galleries
form one of the world's leading art institutions, enjoying a
national and international profile and reputation for excellence.

Our Conservation Department sits within the Collection and Programme
Services Division whose function is to make the Collection available
and accessible to the public. The Conservation Department is
responsible for the technical investigation, conservation and
restoration of works of art in the collection and in Tate's care.
Reporting to our Head of Conservation, the postholder will join us
as one of four Conservation Managers taking on the role of Lead
Conservator for our Paintings section as well as being line manager
for Frames and Conservation Technicians. In these roles the
successful applicant will lead and manage a team of over 20,
identifying training and development needs, and prioritising and
allocating a heavy programme schedule within budget.

As well as being responsible for providing leadership and guidance
to ensure the delivery of conservation services in line with Tate's
overall aims and objectives, we'll want the postholder to take on a
much more strategic role too. He/she will get involved in the
forward planning of the conservation department including the
development of research projects, staff expertise and planning for
new facilities.

The successful applicant will have extensive conservation experience
in painting conservation or equivalent, preferably within a large
institution, and be internationally recognised in his/her field of
expertise. He/she will be either accredited through the Professional
Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers (PACR) in the UK or be
willing to work towards accreditation within two years of
appointment. With a real ability to lead and motivate a team in
order to reach their full potential, he/she will also have
experience of programme/project planning.

Contact details/how to apply:

To find out more about this role, please call Dr Leslie Carlyle,
Head of Conservation on +44 20 7887 8051. For the full job
description, please visit <URL:> or email
jobs [at] tate__org__uk quoting ref: 6076/CPS

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