Senior Conservator, Science Museum Group

Senior Conservator, Science Museum Group

Do you have solid conservation experience, with the passion to lead a team to deliver a project?

Across Science Museum Group, our conservation specialists are committed to caring for our unique objects and exhibitions, helping to deliver our group vision of creating a more accessible and sustainable collection.

The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester is embarking on an exciting masterplan to redevelop buildings and galleries across the historic site. This means moving parts of the collection from Manchester to the Group’s National Collections Centre at Wroughton in Wiltshire for safekeeping during redevelopment.

To help oversee and deliver this project, we are now looking for a Senior Conservator to join us on a 6-month fixed term basis. As Senior Conservator for the storage relocation project, you will manage the decant of the collections storage space, ensuring movement and packing of this unique collection follows best practice to meet strategic and statutory requirements.

Working with a diverse project team, you’ll participate in safely caring for our collection to ensure it remains accessible and open for all.

Joining us, you will bring strong experience of conservation and object handling, championing conservation positively and with enthusiasm. You’ll have good knowledge of health and safety practices, and collections hazard management. You’ll also have solid planning and project management skills, including budgeting and writing specifications for work. You will be able to prioritise your own workload, as well as be able to support your team to do so, and work diligently to assess and care for our historic objects.

You will be offered excellent benefits including 24 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays, the ability to join our excellent, contributory, Greater Manchester Pension Scheme, an annual season ticket loan and numerous staff discounts whilst developing your career in a world class museum group.

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