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Subject: Position at Heritage Skills Centre

Position at Heritage Skills Centre

From: Elaine Owers <conservation<-at->
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Tapestry Conservator (Team Leader)
County Council and Doddington Hall Conservation Charity
Heritage Skills Centre
Lincoln, UK

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

Full Time Position
2 year fixed term

Salary: UKP23,000 UKP27,000 per annum depending on qualifications
and experience, with a probation period of 3 months

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. As the Team Leader you will oversee the
day to day running of the project, you will also be responsible for
the supervision of a further two Assistant Tapestry Conservators.

Required Skills: Applicants should hold a professional qualification
in conservation, with a minimum of five years experience in textile
conservation, with at least two years practical tapestry
conservation experience. You will have a high level of understanding
of best practice conservation techniques and a proven track record
in leading conservation projects. All applicants must have excellent
written and communication skills, experience of managing and
motivating a team is essential.

Accountable to Conservation Consultant

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

    Be responsible for the project on a day to day basis, leading
    the team and ensuring that conservation is of a consistently
    high standard. Progress within an agreed timetable, filling in
    timesheets as directed by the Conservation Consultant

    Be responsible for the preparation of materials, monitor stocks
    of materials and ensure that orders are placed as appropriate

    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

    Ensure that a written and photographic record of conservation
    work is kept

    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. Assist the
    Conservation Consultant in preparing a quarterly update for the
    trustees of the Doddington Hall Conservation Charity

    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.

    Skills: Excellent needlework skills. Experience of managing and
    motivating a team is essential. Good organisational, written,
    communication and interpersonal skills.

    Experience: A minimum of five years experience in textile
    conservation, with at least two years practical tapestry
    conservation experience. You will have a high level of
    understanding of best practice conservation techniques and a
    proven track record in leading conservation projects.

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.

Closing date for applications is 28 October, 2013.
Interviews will be held on 14-15 November 2013 at the Heritage
Skills Centre, Lincoln.


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