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Conservator – £20,661 (plus employer pension contribution 21.6%, salary cost £25,100)

  • Initial two year contract with possible extension
  • Based at the Textile Conversation Studio, People’s History Museum, Manchester

The People’s History Museum is the home of ideas worth fighting for, where our radical past can inspire and motivate people to take action – to shape a future where ideas of democracy, equality, justice and co-operation are thriving.

In 2010 the museum re-opened following a £12.5 million redevelopment project which included the development of a state of the art, purpose-built conservation studio.  Since 2010 the museum has attracted national and international press coverage, is embedded as a key cultural attraction in Greater Manchester, and has achieved annual visitor numbers of over 100,000.

The museum is looking for a dedicated conservation professional to join its small and proactive Collections & Engagement Team, supporting the Senior Conservator and delivering our ambitious Business Plan for 2016-2020 and beyond.  The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of textile conservation, packing and storing textile collections and monitoring collections environments – either through paid or voluntary experience.

With a good understanding of the current challenges to the conservation sector, textile handling and their care, the successful candidate will become a part of the museum’s renowned Textile Conservation Studio (TCS) and contribute to its ongoing work and development.  The successful candidate will be committed to engaging visitors and stakeholders with the work of the TCS including contributing to the public programmes, for example by providing behind the scenes tours.

For enquires relating to the Conservator role and the Textile Conservation Studio, please contact Jenny van Enckevort, Senior Conservator by email or telephone 0161 838 9190.

Fill in the application form referring to the job tasks and person specification demonstrating how you fulfil the criteria.  Please submit your completed application form to Jenny van Enckevort, Senior Conservator by email or post to People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER.

  • Closing Date: 5.00pm on Tuesday 4 April 2017.
  • Interview Date: Tuesday 11 April 2017.  We will ask you to bring along a portfolio of your work to date to discuss at interview.