- Conservator (Objects), (IWM Duxford)

Collections Management
Application Form
36 hours per week
Fixed term
IWM Duxford
£23,875 per annum + 20.9% employer pension contribution

This vacancy is open to external and internal candidates. This is a 3 year fixed term contract from January 2018.

For internal staff to be eligible for this role you must have successfully completed your probation period. To be considered for a secondment opportunity you must also have worked in your substantive post for 12 months or more. Before formally applying for a secondment you should first seek approval from your line manager. Further information can be found on the intranet.

IWM tells the stories of people who have lived, fought and died in conflicts involving Britain and the Commonwealth since 1914. Through the powerful stories and experiences in our unique collections, we challenge people to look at war and conflict from different perspectives.

We are looking for a Conservator (objects) to join the team at IWM from January 2018 on a 3 year contract to support phase 2 of transforming IWM London (TIWML2). The post holder will be responsible for co-ordinating conservation and collections care information and feedback in support of design development.  They will also undertake conservation treatment, condition reports and surveys to support the preparation of objects for the Second World War and Holocaust Galleries. The post-holder will be based at IWM Duxford from January 2018 but will be required to work at any of the Museum’s sites as directed. It is desirable that applicants have experience of project work.

Key duties

You will be expected to work independently as well as across different teams in order to contribute to and deliver the priorities of IWM - using your knowledge, skills, talent and potential to the best of your ability.

You will focus at all times on delivering excellent customer service, ensure value for money at all times while being professional, courteous and demonstrating the behaviours and attributes expected of all IWM employees. You will also adhere to all corporate standards, and use corporate systems as directed to ensure consistency of service, brand and operational standards.
You will be expected to work across departments effectively, working with individuals, partners and where appropriate volunteers.

To identify and implement learning and development needs for both yourself and your team, including volunteers, if appropriate.

You will be expected to comply with corporate standards, and use corporate systems, processes and procedures– and undertake any necessary training as directed.

Relevant conservation qualification or demonstrable experience in a relevant specialist field

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. Click apply at the bottom left of this page.

Please note we do not accept CV’s, you will be required to fill in an online application form.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9 am, Monday 27 November 2017.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 7 December 2017.

Please note that the interview date has been specifically chosen according to the availability of the panel. You are advised to keep this date free if you are interested in this vacancy. We are unable to reschedule interviews.

We regret that if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date your application, in this instance, has been unsuccessful.

IWM is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunities.

This opportunity is closed to applications.