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Conservation Technician, Workshop

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Opportunity type:Fixed-term, Full-time 

Working hours:36 hours per week 

Salary:£27,251 per annum 


Closing date:19 May 2024 at midnight 

We are looking for a motivated person who has carpentry skills to join our Paintings, Frames & Conservation Workshop team. This is an exciting new opportunity to become part of and learn from our highly skilled Conservation Workshop team. Working across Conservation, you will work flexibly to provide technical support for all areas of Tate’s Exhibitions, & Displays, Loans and Acquisitions programmes.

This is practical role where day-to-day you will work on or construct supporting elements for the collection, providing innovative solutions for its conservation and preservation. You will care for, handle, prepare and maintain artworks and their associated components for safe storage, transit, installation and display. You will work as part of a team under supervision and independently on a broad range of conservation activities and provide technical assistance for the artworks in Tate’s collection and care.

It is essential you hold a recognised City & Gilds qualification in carpentry and joinery or cabinet making or equivalent. You will have demonstrable practical experience with broad range of developed craft skills including carpentry, metalworking and machine maintenance. We’re looking for good problem-solving skills, a team player and an effective communicator.

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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.

Frequently, we receive a high level of applications and as such, reserve the right to close applications before the advert deadline. To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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.