National Museums Collection Centre, Granton




£27,107 - £29,475 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Contract


Full time



Assistant Conservator, Technology

As Assistant Conservator, Technology you’ll bring your conservation knowledge to our acclaimed exhibitions, displays and loans programmes.

The team works across several science & technology disciplines including industrial, horology, transport, domestic, aircraft, and working objects. This work can be carried out at any of the NMS sites and a driving licence in desirable.

Reporting to the Conservator, you will preferably have a background in science & technology conservation. You will be able to demonstrate experience of conserving a range of artefacts and have a practical understanding of materials and treatments. You will be aware of professional conservation issues and best practice. You should have a recognised conservation qualification and be able to work on the examination and treatment of objects. This includes documenting conservation treatments and the condition of items, so good IT skills are required.

You will ideally be trained to degree level in a relevant subject, plus a professional conservation related qualification, a good communicator, you will be organised, methodical and adept at problem solving.

You’ll be a team player, who is able to work to tight deadlines and effectively plan, prioritise and risk assess your work programme. You will also have a passion for conservation and be able to communicate this to our audiences.

We use a competency-based selection process. If you are invited to a selection event you will be expected to do a practical test as part of the interview that will enable us to assess your performance against our Competency Framework. Details of our competencies can be found in the Person Specification.You will also be required to produce a relevant portfolio at interview.

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