Conservator, Time-based Media, Tate Gallery

  • 14th April 2019
  • London
  • Full time
  • Paid (£30k-40k)
  • museums, Other, Collection Care, Conservation
  • Remiah Cobbson


We are seeking a time-based media conservator to work within our Time-based Media Conservation team supporting a dynamic programme, of exhibitions, displays and collection care. This is a new position in the team and such the successful candidate will work on supporting the display of works across all Tate sites working with a team of conservators and technicians. This role will require the understanding of individual artworks, their production techniques and technical requirements, as well as of risks for display and preservation. The role will also require undertaking collection care and preventive conservation activity and as such the successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of strategies, procedures and workflows for the preservation of the works in the Collection.

You will either hold a recognised qualification in conservation or have equivalent relevant experience for working with time based media artworks. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate an understanding of the issues associated with time based media artworks and equipment and understanding of the long-term care issues for TiBM artworks and equipment, and ability to provide expert advice for their preservation. It is also desirable to appreciate the emerging themes and challenges within the discipline of time based media conservation.

To be successful in this role you will need to be able to work independently on the examination, treatment, preparation and installation of time based media artworks. This includes documentation of the artworks and associated equipment, so good IT skills are required.

Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral will help you communicate effectively and provide specialist advice to a range of stakeholders. You will use your organisational, time management and planning skills to successfully juggle varied but interesting workload.

How to apply:

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Closing date: 14 April 2019 by midnight