Conservation and Collections Adviser

Location:Mid Wales, Pan Wales Salary:Salary range: HEO - £29,850 - £36,500 Main duties:
  • To provide sector support in relation to conservation and collections management to museums, archives and libraries across Wales
  • To provide museums and archive services with bespoke advice in relation to applications for Museum and Archive Service Accreditation; and to work with colleagues to review and assess applications for Museum and Archive Service Accreditation
  • To work closely with the Workforce and Skills Development Officer to deliver and/or commission specialist training events and activities related to collections care and management for staff and volunteers
  • To contribute to the development of future policy and strategy on collections care and management, including commissioning research and evaluation projects and storage solutions
  • To manage and administer the Welsh Government and the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust partnership, and advise on other funding issues as required
  • To foster and maintain a network of contacts in Wales and beyond and to facilitate knowledge exchange and sharing in relation to collections care and management, acting as first point of contact for collections issues within the Welsh Government, and represent Welsh Government on sector bodies and professional working groups
  • To support the administration of Government cultural property schemes in Wales e.g. the Government Indemnity Scheme, the Acceptance in Lieu of Inheritance Tax and Cultural Gifts schemes, and Conditional Exemption (training will be provided)
  • To prepare ministerial advice, corporate returns, and responses to Ministerial and other correspondence which relate to collections issues, and to attend Ministerial visits
  • To undertake appropriate professional development activities  to maintain the status of an  accredited conservator
  • To act as a line manager if required and to contribute to team management
  • Other duties, as agreed, as required appropriate to this post and grade
Closing date:20/01/2020 Job Description:

The purpose of the post is to act as a specialist adviser on collections and conservation issues to local museums, archive services and libraries, many of which do not have access to specialist conservation expertise, and to support and enable them to achieve professional standards. The post holder will also provide expert advice to colleagues within Welsh Government, and contribute to the development of policy and strategy in relation to collections.

Economy, Skills and Natural Resources

CyMAAL (Museums, Arts, Archives, and Libraries)


Full time (applications are welcome from people who work part time, as part of a job share or who work full time)


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