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Museum Technical Officer, Lancashire Conservation Studios, Lancashire County Council

Deadline: Monday 23 May 2016

Job Number:LANCS05446
Location: Preston
Contract: Fixed Term Contract, Full Time
Working Hours: 37 per week
Salary: 22937 – 27123 GBP Year

About the Role
The core purpose of the Lancashire Museum Service is:
To collect and preserve Lancashire’s diverse heritage and to make it accessible to everyone through high quality cultural experiences.

Key Accountabilities
Based at the Lancashire Conservation Studios in Preston you will lead the technical support team providing high quality practical and logistical support for the various activities across the Museum Service. This will include work on the implementation, production and movement of the Museum Service exhibitions, displays & public programmes and to contribute to the construction of new permanent museum galleries. Combined with this you will contribute to the income generation of the Museum Service through external project work including estimating in all aspects of museum technical work. A excellent understanding of Health & safety both within the technical workshops and the public galleries is vital.

Skills and Experience

Essential Qualifications
HND qualification in Craft Skill or equivalent

Essential Experience
Experience in a supervisory role
Ability to work to a high standard in a range materials including metals, wood, & acrylic
Experience in the preparation of costed estimates for programmes of work on museum objects
Ability to interpret and work to specifications and technical drawings

Desirable Experience
Experience of working in a museum and handling museum collections
Experience of dealing with the public

If you require further information please contact Heather Davis on 01772 534070 or Stephen Booth on 01772 534069

Due to the changing nature of the business, this job description serves as a framework to outline the main areas of responsibility and it will inevitably change. You will be required to undertake other activities of a similar nature that fall within the remit of your area of work, as directed by service management.

Lancashire County Council as an equal opportunities employer intends that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief unless this can be objectively justified.

Lancashire County Council has agreed a Code of Conduct and Statement of Ethical Standards that outline the behavioural and ethical standards that must be upheld by its employees and casual workers. If you are appointed, you will be required to accept these provisions on appointment.

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