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Paintings Conservator

This vacancy is closed and is displayed for reference only. 


Opportunity type:Fixed-term, Part-time 

Working hours:21.6 hours per week  

Salary:£37,567 per annum (pro rata) 


Closing date:02 January 2024 at midnight 

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Paintings Conservator to join our Paintings, Frames & Workshop Conservation team, focussing on the International Partnerships programme of touring exhibitions. Working within the Collection Care division, you will concentrate on assessing, documenting, preparing and treating paintings within Tate’s Collection. You will use innovative solutions to plan projects and solve complex challenges for collection artworks and ensure high standards of preservation.

You will hold a recognised qualification in the Conservation of Easel Paintings and have demonstrable practical experience treating and stabilising a broad range of paintings with full consideration of the practical and ethical issues. You will have performed condition surveys, prepared estimates and will understand long-term care issues for paintings. Effective communication will be essential, as well as good time management, project planning skills and the ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines.

The role is based across Tate Britain and Tate Stores.

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Application Information

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, please apply online. Please also refer to our Guidance Notes that can be found below.

Successful candidates will have access to a range of benefits, including 25 days annual leave entitlement, rising to 27 days pro rata after 3 years of service; an extra day off for your birthday each year; a cycle to work scheme; opportunities for blended and flexible working; free access to Tate exhibitions and other museums and galleries; Life Assurance; and a ‘Defined Contribution’ pension scheme with generous employer contributions. Successful candidates who are already members of the Civil Service Pension Scheme or have recently left the scheme may be eligible to remain as members of this scheme instead.