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Conservation Manager

Plowden & Smith is seeking a Conservation Manager

Conservation Manager position

Now is an exciting time to join Plowden & Smith and contribute to the future of our company. We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and collegiate Conservation Manager who is a confident communicator and demonstrates a positive approach to challenges.

The Conservation Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the conservation departments including ceramics, painting, paper, decorative arts, metal and stone. Responsibilities include reviewing estimates, discussing complex treatment proposals, supporting staff to identify and manage complex or difficult jobs, supervising work to ensure it is completed on time and to standard, quality checking treatments, reviewing treatment and condition reports.

The Conservation Manager is required to manage the preparation of estimates for complex projects and working alongside the Director of Furniture to assist in the preparation and submission of tender documents. Clear writing style, attention to detail, the ability to understand complex treatments and a good understanding of possible project risks and associated mitigation strategies is important.

The Conservation Manager also supports the work of Client Services and must have a strong focus on maintaining excellent internal and external communication.

Personal Specifications

You will have a degree in Conservation, Art, Art History or related discipline and a minimum of five years’ experience working in a managerial or project operations position that showcases your organisational skills and how you positively influence your staff and manage working under pressure.

To apply for this position please submit a c.v. and a separate document that addresses the selection criteria for skills and knowledge and personal attributes for the advertised position to: Applications to be received by Wednesday 29 January 2020, interviews will take place early February 2020.

For further details please see the attached Job Description


Job Description