Job Description

Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House-Whitehall, and Kew Palace. We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

HRP looks after the archaeological collection at the Tower of London which contains material from excavations at the Tower. This post will undertake to assess the scope of the Tower’s archaeological collections, by unpacking, examining, recording, photographing and repacking objects from the collection. The work will enable HRP to better understand the objects within their care, their significance, and will help inform a wider project involving the understanding and storage of all HRP’s collections across the palaces.

Duration of Employment: Six-month fixed-term contract

Days / Hours of Work: 36 Hours per week Mon-Fri

Salary: £22,646 pro rata

Closing Date: 25 Sep 2012

Location: Tower of London

Department: Conservation & Learning

Job Type: Full Time

Role: Curator

Minimum Requirements

The successful applicant must have a good knowledge of British medieval and early modern archaeological objects, as well as an understanding of archaeological conservation, object-handling, storage requirements and documentation.

A degree in an archaeological or conservation subject and experience of working with British archaeological collections, with a sound grasp of conservation handling and best practice is essential. You will be good at using and creating filing systems and spreadsheets. You will also be accurate, independent, diligent, and able to work on your own as well as within interdisciplinary teams.

This is a great opportunity for someone who has a passion for British archaeology and is committed to understanding and care of archaeological collections and making them accessible to curators, scholars and the wider public. Please attach a CV to your application.

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