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Assistant Conservator – Engineering

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National Museums Scotland is seeking an Assistant Conservator – Engineering

We have an exciting opportunity at the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian for a competent Assistant Conservator, with a background in technology / aviation conservation and restoration to support our Aviation Conservator with the care and maintenance of our aviation collection.

As the successful candidate, you will have experience working with a range of technology artefacts, preferably in aviation, and have a practical understanding of materials and treatments. As part of the conservation / restoration process you will be competent in dismantling and re-assembling complex objects with many mechanical parts. You will be aware of professional conservation standards and best practice. With a degree in a relevant subject, you will likely have a conservation qualification, or be able to demonstrate relevant experience in an engineering or aviation context within the cultural heritage sector. You will be adept at problem solving, able to manage your time and work alone or with others, to meet deadlines. You will have strong communication and ICT skills.

This post is predominantly based at the National Museum of Flight, but the successful candidate will be expected to work at the other NMS sites when necessary. This post will involve occasional working at heights in an outdoor environment and a degree of manual handling. A driving licence will be required to operate the aircraft tug on site.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys practical projects and takes pride in their work.

This post is fixed term until 31st October 2021 to cover the family leave of the substantive post holder.

You will be required to produce a “relevant” portfolio of previous experience, this will be used as part of the interview process in place of a practical exercise. For this interview we will expect an electronic copy of your portfolio 24 hours in advance of the interview. You will also be required to give a short visual presentation on a relevant conservation / restoration project you have recently completed

To make an online application for this post and to find further details of this post and of all our vacancies please visit our website.

If you require further information telephone 0131 247 4094 (answerphone) or email applications@nms.ac.uk, stating reference NMS20/1068.

Interviews will take place by video call on Thursday 18th March 2021.

Please note that CVs are not considered as/as part of applications and will not be forwarded to the shortlisting process.