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Paper and Photographs Conservation Technician Traineeship


Opportunity type:Fixed-term, Full-time 

Working hours:36 hours per week 

Salary:£20,755 per annum 


Closing date:11 September 2022 at midnight 

You’ll love this role if you like art; enjoy making things with your hands; want to learn new skills; if you pay attention to detail; and aren’t afraid to ask when you don’t know something. This is a fixed term role for 24 months.

The role is largely practical, though you’ll need to work with computers and deal with numbers, for example when taking accurate measurements. You’ll learn about different artists’ materials, share knowledge, and give and receive feedback. You’ll receive training in a wide range of skills, including mounting and framing works of art and installing and de-installing them at exhibition venues. You’ll learn how to handle tools, equipment and machinery, and gain the confidence to work alongside other conservation technicians in museums and galleries.

If you’d like to know more, please attend our online open event on Wednesday 24th August from 1-2pm via the following zoom link here. We’ll give a short presentation, with time for questions afterwards.
Alternatively, please get in touch with Jacqueline Moon (jacqueline.moon@tate.org.uk) for more information.

Please visit: www.tate.org.uk/about/workingattate to create an account by registering your details or, if you are an existing user, log into your account.

The closing date for the submission of completed application forms is midnight Sunday 11th September. Interviews will be held week commencing 3rd October 2022.

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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.

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