Conservation Technician, Workshop, Sculpture & Installation, Tate Gallery

  • 31st March 2019
  • London
  • Full time
  • Paid (£20k-25k)
  • museums, Other, Collection Care, Conservation
  • Remiah Cobbson


We are looking for an enthusiastic, practical Conservation Technician to join our Workshop and Sculpture & Installation Conservation teams to work flexibly to support all areas of Tate’s Exhibitions & Displays, Loans and Acquisitions Programmes.

Day-to-day, you will provide technical support for the conservation, casing and packing, preservation and use of works of art in Tate’s Collections, supporting all related programme activity. You will care for, handle, case/pack, prepare and maintain artworks and their associated components for safe storage, transit, installation and display.

The post requires a range of knowledge of materials such as wood, metals, stone, textiles, organics, modern materials, plastics, foodstuffs, ceramic, glass, mechanisms and moving parts, preventive conservation and packing of artworks.
You will hold a recognised City & Guilds qualification in carpentry and joinery or cabinet making or equivalent and you will and have demonstrable practical experience with broad range of developed craft skills including carpentry, metalworking and machine maintenance. It is key to have good problem-solving skills and to be an effective communicator.

You will need to accurately provide time estimates for activities undertaken, work as part of a team under supervision and independently on a broad range of conservation activities and provide specialist technical assistance and advice for the artworks in Tate’s Collection and Care. The role is based in Southwark, London but travel between all Tate sites is often required and there is the opportunity to undertake training in order to work across the UK and internationally, enabling the sharing of Tate’s collections.

How to apply:

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Closing date: 31 March 2019

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