Contribute to the vanguard of the conservation of contemporary art and research.
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the research initiative Reshaping the Collectible: When Artworks Live in the Museum aims to transform the way the museum meets the challenges of collecting and conserving art at the forefront of artistic practice today.
This is your chance to work with one of the most globally important art institutions on ground-breaking research into the conservation and stewardship of contemporary art. This role will provide you with the opportunity to contribute to a major research project and also to contribute to the work of Tate’s pioneering time-based media conservation team.
As a member of the wider project implementation team of pioneering practitioners and thinkers, you will be an experienced conservator able to contribute to the work of the time-based media conservation team. As part of your contribution to the research, you will document the case studies, identify what is important to preserve, and provide an in-depth analysis of the vulnerabilities of the case studies and their associated risks. As part of this role you will be required to contribute to the dissemination of the project, you will therefore also write authoritative texts for a specialist readership as well as accessible texts for a general public.
You will have a professional qualification in conservation or equivalent experience with experience of working in the conservation of contemporary art and undertaking the assessment, treatment and documentation of artworks for storage, transport and display. You will also have practical knowledge and experience working with Health and Safety regulations.
Your experience of conducting research is essential, as is your dynamic and flexible approach to working with a team to deliver the project. As the role involves collaborating with a broad range of partners, you will be an exceptional communicator and able to deliver meticulous organisation and attention to detail. Above all, you will be driven to achieve with the ability to use your own initiative.
This position is offered on a fixed-term contract of 3 years.
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Closing date: 10 April 2018 at 17:00