Conservation DistList Archives [Date] [Subject] [Author] [SEARCH]

Subject: Positions at Heritage Skills Centre

Positions at Heritage Skills Centre

From: Elaine Owers <conservation<-at->
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Assistant Tapestry Conservator (2 posts)
Heritage Skills Centre
Lincoln, UK

Assistant Tapestry Conservator
County Council and Doddington Hall Conservation Charity

    Full Time Position, Contract: 1 year fixed term

    Salary: UKP21,000 UKP23,000 per annum depending on
    qualifications and experience, with a probation period of 3
    months

    Heritage Skills Centre
    Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, LN1 3AA

    Closing Date:  Monday 28 October, 2013

    Job Description: As part of the 'Hands on Tapestries' project
    run by joint partners Lincolnshire County Council and the
    Doddington Hall Conservation Charity, an exciting opportunity
    has arisen to conserve two sets of 17th century Flemish
    tapestry. Cut to fit and nailed to the walls in 1762 by owner
    John Delaval, neither set have been touched since their
    installation.

    The post holder will undertake full conservation treatment of
    the tapestries, following agreed conservation practice as
    outlined by the Conservation Consultant. You will work under the
    guidance of the Team Leader, who is responsible for the day to
    day running of the project.

    Required Skills: Applicants should hold a professional
    qualification in conservation, with 1 or 2 years experience of
    working in a textile conservation studio post training. Some
    tapestry conservation experience is desirable. All applicants
    must have excellent written and communication skills.

Assistant Tapestry Conservator
Heritage Skills Centre
Lincoln Castle

    Job Summary: As part of the 'Hands on Tapestries' project run by
    joint partners Lincolnshire County Council and the Doddington
    Hall Conservation Charity, you will undertake the conservation
    of two sets of 17th century Flemish tapestry. The post holder
    will undertake full conservation treatment of the tapestries,
    following agreed conservation practice as outlined by the
    Conservation Consultant. You will work under the guidance of the
    Team Leader, who is responsible for the day to day running of
    the project. Conservation work is based at the Heritage Skills
    Centre, Lincoln Castle, although there will be occasions when
    work is undertaken at Doddington Hall, Lincoln.

    Accountable to Conservation Consultant and Tapestry Conservator
    (Team Leader)

    Key Result Areas

        Undertake full conservation treatment of two sets of 17th
        century Flemish Tapestry, following agreed conservation
        practice as outlined by the Conservation Consultant.

        Work to a consistently high standard and progress within an
        agreed timetable as directed by the Team Leader, filling in
        timesheets as required.

        Assist in the preparation of materials as directed by the
        Team Leader.

        Ensure that the tapestries are appropriately handled and
        stored, following health and safety procedures.

        Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that
        of others.

        Assist with the removal and rehang of tapestries at
        Doddington Hall, as directed by the Conservation Consultant.

        Contribute to a written and photographic record of
        conservation work.

        Keep up to date with developments in the field, ensuring
        professional development.

        Provide appropriate information to visitors and interested
        parties, contributing to interpretation as required.

        To promote the work of the Heritage Skills Centre.

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

    Knowledge: To have completed a recognised textile conservation
    course or general conservation course with a specialism in
    textiles through work placement or internship.

    Skills: Excellent needlework skills. Good team working,
    organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.

    Experience: 1 or 2 years experience of working in a textile
    conservation studio post training. Some tapestry conservation
    experience is desirable, a full programme of training will be
    provided. A good level of understanding of best practice
    conservation techniques.

Closing date for applications is 28 October 2013.

Interviews will be held on 14-15 November 2013 at the Heritage
Skills Centre, Lincoln.

Application Instructions: To apply send your CV, including a 500
word statement detailing your practical experience and your current
salary details to

    Elaine Owers
    Conservation Consultant:
    +44 7977 818740
    conservation<-at->elaineowers<.>co<.>uk

Please state which position you are applying for.


                                  ***
                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:17
                 Distributed: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
                       Message Id: cdl-27-17-023
                                  ***
Received on Wednesday, 9 October, 2013

[Search all CoOL documents]


URL: http://
Timestamp:
Retrieved: