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Job: Photographic or Paper Conservator, Media Space

The Science Museum is seeking a highly-motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Paper or Photographic conservator to provide conservation support in the development and delivery of exhibitions in our new Media Space Gallery. 

Media Space is an exciting new exhibition space in the Science Museum. It will showcase the National Photography Collection held by the National Media Museum in Bradford through a series of major exhibitions. A collaboration between the Science Museum and the National Media Museum, Media Space will also invite photographers, artists and the creative industries to respond to the wider collections of the Science Museum Group to explore visual media, technology and
science. The first of the major photographic exhibitions opened in September 2013; “Only in England with photographs by Martin Parr and Tony Ray-Jones.

Using your demonstrable experience in conservation of paper items and your excellent communication skills you will be working with the conservator at the National Media Museum to conserve and mount, condition report, pack and unpack, install and decant exhibitions in the 500m² gallery space. There will be two major exhibitions per year, one being installed in April and one in September.

This part time fixed term role will be for approximately 50 days per year (depending on salary) with work centred around the install and decant dates. These dates will be discussed in detail during the interview. Some travel to the National Media Museum will be required. You will need to be aware of hazard management procedures associated with historical objects and have a good knowledge of Health and Safety, including safe use of chemicals for lab safety and collections management.

Working days: This part time role is for approximately 50 days per year centred on the installation and decants dates of the exhibition. The exact dates where you will be required to work will be available in advance and peak times will be September and April.


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