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Advert Date:   Thursday, 8th February 2024
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Job Title:   Furniture Conservator
Organisation:   Royal Collection Trust
Salary:   £32,223 p.a.
Type:   Full-Time Position
Location:   London, England
Closing Date:   Sunday, 3rd March 2024
Job Ref No:   3162
  Job Description
By joining a team of talented specialist conservators, you'll be part of a team conserving furniture in the Royal Collection to the highest standard.
Reporting to the Senior Furniture Conservator you will be based at our workshops in Marlborough House.

Key Responsibilities:
• To conserve and restore furniture to the highest possible standard, and to agreed deadlines and treatment proposals.
• To recommend and discuss treatment proposals with the Senior Furniture Conservator for approval by the Surveyor of The King’s Works of Art
• To ensure accurate and up to date records are kept on the Collections Management System (CMS) of all work that is undertaken, including photographs and, where appropriate, multimedia, of condition before and after work.
• Be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of tools and equipment, ensuring Health & Safety requirements are met, and to maintain an inventory of any personal tools or equipment held in the workshop.
• To assist where relevant with displays and exhibitions of furniture in the royal palaces and in The King's Gallery
• To undertake other general duties as and when required, to ensure the efficient operation and security of the workshop.
  Required Skills / Qualifications
• A relevant qualification (diploma or degree) in conservation
• Significant practical experience in the conservation and restoration of furniture with a proven ability to deliver complex treatments, particularly in the conservation of historic furniture finishes.
• The ability to survey and accurately evaluate furniture conservation projects and propose innovative remedial treatments that meet the practical and curatorial requirements of the Royal Collection.
• Excellent manual skills and practical experience with traditional materials and techniques.
• An understanding of the science of conservation and of current good practice.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, including specialists in their own field.
• Self-motivated, with excellent organisational skills, and the ability to prioritise own workload to meet multiple deadlines.
• The ability to work independently without constant supervision, as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
• Meticulous and driven by the achievement of high standards.
• Good IT skills and working knowledge of MS Office applications.
  Application Instructions
Please apply directly via our website:
Contact Name:   HR Office
Contact Tel:     0207 024 5999
Contact Fax:  
Contact Email:
Address:   Buckingham Palace, London.