Senior Project Conservator, Science Museum Group

Do you have experience working with museum collections and the ability to work under pressure to meet tight project deadlines?

As the Science and Industry Museum 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.

We are recruiting for a Senior Project Conservator within the Collections Services department. As Senior Project Conservator for the Gallery Project, you will manage the decant of the gallery, ensuring movement and packing of this unique collection follows best practice to meet strategic and statutory requirements.

This role will work alongside specialist contractors to prepare and move objects and offers the right candidate an opportunity to build their experience of working with large and complex objects, where transferable conservation and packing skills can be utilised and a flare for organisation will lead to the satisfying and successful completion of the project.

Your responsibilities will include planning, monitoring and executing conservation packing and moving activity for the gallery project, primarily working with large objects. Utilising your practical project management experience, you will be responsible for day-to-day project management, successfully delivering the project to time and on budget as scoped.

Joining us you will have experience of working with museum collections, and you will possess the ability to work under pressure to meet tight project deadlines, able to make evidence-based decisions and be adaptable in the face of change. In this role you will liaise with Collections Care colleagues at our National Collections Centre (NCC) site in Wroughton and transport contractors meaning good communication and interpersonal skills are crucial.

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