South Kensington, SW7 2RL


Collections Care


£27,385.00 - £32,914.00 Per Annum

Contract type:

Contract Contract


Full time



Ceramics Conservator

Fixed term maternity cover position until January 2020

The V&A is seeking a Ceramics Conservator to undertake preparation and treatment of ceramics and glass objects within the V&A’s collections.

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, home to 2.3m objects spanning 5,000 years of human ingenuity from around the world. Founded in 1851 to raise the standard of British design and make works of art available to all, today the V&A’s purpose is to champion creative industry, inspire the next generation, and spark everyone’s imagination.

The successful candidate will have completed a recognised conservation training programme and gained excellent practical skills. The ability to quickly and accurately assess condition, estimate treatment times, prepare treatment proposals, deliver conservation treatments and documentation, often to tight deadlines, is also essential.

You will be highly motivated and able to organise your own workload with the minimum of supervision, working independently, as well making a positive contribution as a team player. You will be a confident communicator with excellent skills in problem-solving, planning and organising. You will also be familiar with Microsoft programmes (such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and be proficient in digital photography and image processing.

Applicants invited for interview will be asked to submit an electronic portfolio in advance.

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