Conservator: Paintings (Loans and Collections), National Portrait Gallery


The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or who are making British history and culture. In recent years the Gallery has attracted around 2 million visits and is among London’s most popular museums. It reaches and engages these, and further UK and global audiences, with its extensive display, exhibition, research, learning, outreach, publishing, digital and national programmes.
Conservator: Paintings (Loans & Collections) Part-time, 16 hours (2 days per week, Monday – Tuesday) (Job Share) Permanent  £12,673 per annum (FTE £31,683 per annum)
Reporting to the Senior Conservation Manager, the Conservator: Paintings (Loans & Collections) is responsible for the conservation and preservation of paintings held in the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection. Working as part of the Paintings Conservations team, we are seeking an experienced and skilled Paintings Conservator to provide conservation expertise in support of the Gallery’s loans, collections and special projects activities, including providing advice and support in the delivery of the conservation programme related to the Inspiring People project.
The successful candidate will be a strong and effective communicator with proven experience in the conservation of easel paintings. They will have demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team within the National Portrait Gallery’s Paintings Conservation studio and off-site.
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Closing date for submitted applications is 9am on Tuesday 29 October 2019. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 20 November 2019. Please indicate on your form if you will be unavailable on this particular date. 
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