Glasgow Life is the charity providing the support, inspiration and opportunity for Glasgow’s citizens to access the services that matter most to them. Working across museums, the arts, music, sport, world-class events, festivals, libraries, community facilities, and physical activity, learning and heritage programmes; the scale and reach of our activity makes a real and positive impact on the lives of Glasgow’s residents and creates unforgettable experiences for our visitors.
We are recruiting a Paintings conservator, to join our 3,000 strong team of dedicated staff and volunteers. You will work within a nominated specialist area to carry out remedial treatment and offer general preventive conservation guidance in relation to a wide range of museum collections. Support colleagues to provide sustainable access to the collections by advising on and preparing objects for display, photography, loan, transport or other public programme use as necessary. Lead on aspects of collections care as relevant to the specialist subject area and carry out projects in relation to the delivery of this care. Assess and analyse the condition of museum objects, across a wide range of periods and techniques and carry out documentation and treatments as necessary. Input to a programme of the development and maintenance of appropriate environmental conditions and preventive conservation strategies. Oversee volunteers and placements in line with company objectives.
To be successful in this role you have the following skills and experience:
• Experience and understanding of a broad range of conservation procedures to formulate appropriate treatments which require innovative solutions
• Proven experience of treating museum objects to a high standard, with full consideration of practical, access and ethical issues
• Experience of carrying out condition assessments, treatment estimates and documentation
• Demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills where novel or complex conservation problems arise
• Demonstrable ability to plan and organise time to achieve deadlines and use resources efficiently
This post is temporary for a period up to 3 years.
We believe in the transformational power of the services we provide for the citizens and visitors of Glasgow, and if you want to be a part of it, we’d love to hear from you.
In return we can offer a generous holiday allowance of 29 days pro-rata (rising to 34 days after 5 years), plus 6.5 public holidays. You will also be eligible to join the Strathclyde pension fund, one of the largest local authority pension providers in the UK. Additional staff benefits include staff discounts, annual leave purchase scheme, flexible retirement and family friendly policies.
At Glasgow Life we value diversity and inclusion. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from BAME groups who are currently under represented in our organisation.
Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054.
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