Conservator (Paper), Imperial War Museums


We are one of the world’s leading authorities on conflict and its impact on people’s lives – from 1914 through to the present day and beyond. Our collections are filled with personal stories and experiences, inspiring powerful and often conflicting emotions.

Key duties:
To identify and evaluate conservation options for collection items, including hazard and risk assessments. Where relevant, working with stakeholders to ensure that appropriate measures are agreed and implemented.
Demonstrate an understanding of hazards relating to your work and ensure that your work practices comply with relevant Health & Safety regulations and guidelines, minimising risk to yourself and others.
To implement treatment-based, preventive or conservation management measures based on agreed conservation options, ensuring that measures are commensurate with proposal for use (display and storage) and risk aware.
Identifying materials and components required in a timely fashion with your Conservation Manager.

Skills and Experience required
Relevant conservation qualification or demonstrable experience in a relevant specialist field (e.g. firearms, engineering).
Understanding of COSHH regulations and health and safety legislation relevant to this post.
Demonstrable knowledge of conservation best practise
Experience of working in an accountable environment.
Able to create accurate data to drive work processes.
Experience of using IT systems in a working environment

To apply
Apply via our online application form.
Please note we do not accept only CV’s, you will be required to fill in an online application form.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9 am, Wednesday 2nd October 2019.
Interviews will be held in week commencing 7th October 2019.

IWM is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunities.