International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property


Employer: Cambridge Colleges' Conservation Consortium
Job location: Cambridge
The Cambridge Colleges' Conservation Consortium, based at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, UK, is offering an exciting opportunity for a Conservator to join the small team working in the conservation studio at the College.
The studio has a busy schedule of work, carrying out interventive conservation treatments as well as providing preservation advice on both library and archive materials for the 15 members of the Cambridge Colleges' Conservation Consortium.

The position provides the opportunity to work on a wide range of materials from the earliest manuscripts to modern archives, and cover paper, parchment and binding conservation.
Knowledge of historical binding structures, and the ability to carry out high quality conservation work will be expected. Previous experience in bookbinding and gold tooling would be an advantage.
The successful applicant will have a degree or diploma in Archives or Library conservation, excellent practical skills and be looking to join a very active conservation studio. They will be dedicated and self-motivated, able to work both on their own and as part of a small team.
Excellent communication skills at all levels and a diplomatic approach are essential.

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, excellent benefits and conditions of employment, including a pension scheme, discretionary bonus, generous holiday entitlement, Continuous Professional Development and in-house training opportunities, free lunches, car park and use of College facilities.
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