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Conservation Technician

UCL - Administrative

Location: London, Work from home
Salary: £27,144 to £30,396 per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th November 2022
Closes: 8th January 2023
Job Ref: B09-00688

About us

UCL is London’s global university. LCCOS – Library, Culture, Collections and Open Science – comprises 3 museums and allied object collections, 14 libraries, the UCL Student Centre, Special Collections facilities, multiple additional learning spaces, the Bloomsbury Theatre and a substantial off-site storage facility. We also provide comprehensive services to healthcare staff through our partnerships with 6 NHS Trusts. LCCOS holds the UK Customer Service Excellence (CSE) Award, The National Archives (TNA) Archives Service Accreditation, and Arts Council England Museum Accreditation. The combined staff in UCL LCCOS totals around 440.

About the role

The Collection Management team within LCCOS Museums & Cultural Programmes directly manages our collections care and conservation programme and is responsible for object storage, transportation and documentation alongside managing our flagship teaching space the Object Based Learning Laboratory.

This is a 0.8 FTE (4 days a week), permanent position.

The post holder will contribute to the preventive conservation and collections care of UCL Museums and Collections and support the care and use of a wide range of UCL Collections objects and materials in teaching and research. This post works with collections management and curatorial colleagues and is intended as an early career opportunity and the post holder will receive specialized training to perform their role.

This this is an on-campus role. It is not suitable for regular remote working.

Those interested in applying for this role can talk to Emilia Kingham, by choosing a meeting time via Calendly at https://calendly.com/ucl_cons_tech to book a brief phone call to chat about any questions you may have. If there is any way that we can make the application process more accessible for you and so easier for you to take part in, please just let us know.

About you

Applicants should have experience of working with, packing and handling a wide range of fragile objects and an awareness of preventative conservation techniques, environmental monitoring and collections care and documentation. You will have excellent team working skills and the ability to plan and prioritise a busy workload as well as confident practical skills to apply to collections care activities such as mount making and storage.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:

  • 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
  • Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme
  • Defined benefit career average revalued earnings pension scheme (CARE)
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
  • Immigration loan
  • Relocation scheme for certain posts
  • On-Site nursery
  • On-site gym
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
  • Discounted medical insurance

Visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

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