Preventive Conservator

Closing Date:
03 July 2022
Closing Time:
11:59 PM
Interview Date:
13 July 2022

Preventive Conservator
£27,500 per annum

The Royal Air Force Museum is a national museum, a Government non-departmental public body (NDPB) and a registered charity, with two sister sites at London and Midlands. Our purpose is to share the RAF story, past, present and future – using the stories of its people and our collections in order to engage, inform and inspire. Our Vision is to inspire everyone with the RAF story – the people who shape it and its place in our lives.

The Preventive Conservator role offers an exciting opportunity to be a part of our Collections Care and Conservation Team of staff and volunteers within the Museum’s Collections Services department.

You will supervise and co-manage the Museum’s Small Object Conservation Volunteers and support the development and delivery of our collections care activities. You will manage a range of activities to ensure the preservation of collections while promoting wider public access to the RAF story and volunteer engagement.

A relevant preventive conservation qualification or demonstrable experience in handling and preserving objects of varied materials and ages within a heritage environment is essential. You will need experience in environmental monitoring systems and digital collections management systems. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of preventive conservation standards.

The post is based at our London site. Infrequent evening and weekend working and some travel between Museum sites and to borrowing institutions in the UK and overseas will be required.

To apply:

• Please provide your current CV with a supporting statement which provides specific examples which demonstrate how you meet the competencies in the person specification. Please note that the shortlisting process will give greater weighting to the essential technical competencies. Please send the completed documents to with ‘Preventive Conservator’ on the subject line.

• Closing date for applications: 3 July 2022

• Interviews will take place on: 13 July 2022

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