Senior Preventive Conservator (re-advertised)

National Museum Cardiff is seeking a Senior Preventive Conservator


National Museum Cardiff



Job type

Full-time, permanent


£27,474.75 - £33,618.54 per annum

Posted on

End date




What you’ll do…

You will co-ordinate and deliver a range of preventive conservation practices across National Museum Cardiff that enable the use of collections. This includes developing a team of preventive conservation volunteers to undertake a range of basic conservation tasks in both public and non-public spaces. You will provide training in preventive conservation as required for staff across Amgueddfa Cymru.

What you’ll achieve…

  •  In partnership with Buildings & Estates, deliver the environmental management strategy for collections at National Museum Cardiff
  • Develop an environmental management strategy that embraces green technology and passive solutions in order to reduce the carbon footprint of National Museum Cardiff
  • Public participation in conservation and collection care through the housekeeping volunteer programme
  • Staff participation in preventive conservation through training in initiatives such as integrated pest management
  • Effective protection of the collections as part of incident response and management

We’re looking for people who…

  • Have the ability to work on their own initiative and contribute effectively to teams.
  • Have a flexible approach and the ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Actively contribute to building an environment of responsibility, trust, involvement and achievement
  • Engage with colleagues in bringing new ideas to fruition.
  • Have an understanding of the principles of equality and diversity in relation to Amgueddfa Cymru’s work and the ability to apply these in practice.
  • Have an interest in and commitment to the work of Amgueddfa Cymru.

The knowledge and qualifications you’ll need…

  • Specialist expertise in preventive conservation.
  • A degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant discipline.
  • To already be accredited or actively working towards professional accreditation (ACR).

The experience you’ll need…

  • Demonstrable experience of working at ‘proficient’ level as defined on the ‘novice to expert’ scale that underpins Icon ACR, especially in relationship to the delivery of exhibitions and projects.
  • Experience in the innovative use of collections in public and community engagement programmes.
  • Membership and/or involvement in professional bodies.
  • Current knowledge about recent and ongoing developments in collection care and preventive conservation and the ability to interpret and apply this knowledge in your work.

The skills you’ll need…

  •  The ability to communicate to a range of specialist and non-specialist audiences in a lively and accessible manner.
  • An ability to communicate in Welsh or a willingness to learn.
  • A high degree of computer literacy with knowledge of Windows-based and database applications. A confident user of internet, email and social media.
  • Excellent organizational skills including demonstrable ability to deliver multiple projects simultaneously to time and budget.

For the full job description and to apply, please visit the museum's website


Ail – Hysbyseb Uwch Gadwraethydd Ataliol
Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd

35 awr yr wythnos

Contract Parhaol

Cyflog: Gradd E £27,474.75 - £33,618.54 y flwyddyn

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Dyddiad Cau: 27 Medi 2021 erbyn 5:00 yh

Dyddiad Cyfweliad: w/c 11 Hydref 2021


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