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Job: Senior Textile Conservator


From the Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A Conservation Department has a worldwide reputation for the excellence of its practical work, for innovative ideas, for the teaching of conservation practice and for pioneering the scientific and ethical approach to conservation and for sharing this expertise. The successful applicant will be expected to uphold this reputation.

The Senior Textile Conservator will work to support the delivery of the Museum’s Public Programme and strategic objectives, particularly towards collections care. This will entail assisting with planning and programming of studio work to make best use of resources. The post holder will undertake all aspects of practical preventive and interventive conservation on textiles and fashion from the Museum’s collections, including assessment and technical examination. The work involves preparation of textile and fashion for display in galleries, exhibitions and loans, maintaining and improving their stability to ensure that they are safe to be displayed. This includes advising on the best handling, storage and safe display of textile objects.

Closing date for receipt of applications is the 28 October 2018.

Interviews to be held week commencing 5 November 2018

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