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Advert Date:   Tuesday, 2nd August 2022
 
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Job Title:   Experienced Museum Mount Maker (three dimensional objects)
Organisation:   Plowden & Smith
Salary:   £25,000 - £35,000 p.a. (pro rata)
Type:   Full-Time Position
Contract: 8 months
Location:   Mitcham, South London, England
Closing Date:   Open until Position Filled
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  Job Description
Plowden & Smith is a long-established fine art conservation and museum mount-making company, based in Mitcham, South London. The company’s two departments – Conservation and Exhibitions – run side-by-side to offer clients an all-round service for the long-term preservation and display of their artworks and objects.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Experienced Museum Mount Maker to join our mount making department, regularly working on high-profile international projects. Some recent examples include projects in London, Edinburgh, Germany, Denmark, the USA, India, and the Middle East.

You will need:
• Proven experience of working on museum or gallery mount production for three dimensional objects (e.g. jewellery, firearms, ceramics, books)
• Technical skills and ability to work in acrylic, metal (including brazing) and wood
• Driving licence

You should have the ability to:
• Talk to clients to discuss proposed mount designs and production methods
• Work carefully, quickly and efficiently, handling irreplaceable objects with care and consideration
• Work on large (heavy) statuary and architectural fragments
• Work within a team, but also independently

It would be advantageous to have experience in:
• Welding
• Sketching/technical drawing
• Paint spraying

Due to the nature of the work, although you will be based at our London workshop you are likely to be required to work away from the workshop (both nationally and internationally) for up to 6 weeks at a time. This may be required 4-5 times per year (per diem is paid for overnight stays).

Job type: Full-Time. This job will be offered as an 8-month contract with the expectation that it will be extended to a permanent post.
Salary: Between £25,000-£35,000 per annum dependent on experience.


Why work for Plowden & Smith?

o Work with some of the world’s most rare, beautiful and interesting artworks and artefacts, as well as national and international collections
o Work in a stimulating, creative environment
o Free entry to museums and exhibitions being held in the UK and around the world
o Opportunities throughout the year to attend preview nights and private view events
o Personal Continued Professional Development fund
o Child Care Voucher Scheme
o Cycle to Work Scheme
o Hybrid Working

About Plowden & Smith

Founded in London in 1966, Plowden & Smith is the largest fine, decorative and contemporary art and object conservation and restoration company in the UK.

In December 2018 we moved to purpose-built premises in Mitcham where our team of experienced and skilled conservators and restorers work on an extensive range of materials. All our object treatments are informed by science, guided by contemporary ethical considerations and underpinned by industry-recognised standards of best practice. Staff are committed to continued professional development and training.
  Application Instructions
To register your interest in this role, please supply a CV and a portfolio showing mounts you have produced with a short description of skills employed, to lauren.healy@plowden-smith.com and include Experienced Museum Mount Maker in the subject line.
Contact Name:   Ms Lauren Healy
Contact Tel:     02030267087
Contact Fax:  
Contact Email:   lauren.healy@plowden-smith.com
Website:   https://plowden-smith.com/
Address:   Unit 5, Liongate Enterprise Park, 80 Morden Road, Mitcham.