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Project Conservator

Salary:£22,627-£24,491 / Grade F

Service Unit:Climate and Culture

Closing Date:07/02/2022

Post Number:2256

Contract type: 6 month FTC with possibility of extension

Hours: Full time - 37 hours per week

Location: Royal Albert Memorial Museum

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About you

You will be a qualified conservator, trained to post-graduate level or equivalent in archaeological conservation, with a strong interest in ethnographic and preventative conservation. You will be a good communicator who can liaise and discuss object treatment proposals with external clients, as well as engaging museum audiences with your work. You will be motivated to work independently with a range of external clients managing your own workload, but also enjoy working with other conservators on museum in-house projects. You will be keen to share your knowledge and skills with the student placements and volunteers who work with the RAMM conservation team.

About the role

Reporting to RAMM's Senior Conservator, the main focus of your role will be to work on a range of archaeological projects for our external clients. You will also work on some of RAMM's in-house development, re-display and exhibition projects as well as assisting occasionally with our programme of preventive conservation tasks. 

About the team

The Award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) is home to wide-ranging collections of over 1.5 million items, including Archaeology & Antiquities, Fine & Decorative Arts and Costume, Natural Sciences and a designated World Cultures Collection. There is a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions and activities, loans, and collaborative projects ranging from local communities to National Museums. It is unusual among regional museums of its size in supporting an in-house Conservation department working both on preventive and hands-on conservation projects. The department includes the exhibitions technical support team, who work closely with conservators for mount-making, exhibition installation and loan transport. We have an active policy of supporting emerging conservators and have a track record of offering placements to students from across the globe.

What next?

If we sound like the right fit for you and you feel like the right fit for us we would welcome your application. Please click on the Apply button at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively if you would like to find out more about the post, the team or working with us at the Council please contact Sarah Klopf, Senior Conservator, by calling 01392 265953 or via email at

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At Exeter City Council we are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

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Last updated 14 January 2022