WHO: the postholder must have excellent proven practical experience of the handling and movement of works of art, and a willingness to work happily as part of a small team to ensure that works of art moves within the Collection are carried out promptly and to the highest professional standards. Crucially, the postholder must be capable of managing safely the moving of works of art which will sometimes be large, bulky or heavy. The postholder must have a strong service ethos.
WHAT: The Wallace Collection is currently carrying out a major long-term programme to refurbish the galleries on the first floor of the Museum, in association with the architect John O’Connell. The three first floor East Galleries were finished in early 2012 and the next major project will be the refurbishment of the Great Gallery, a £3.5m build that is expected to start on site in November 2012. To facilitate the project there is a major logistical operation involving the moving and relocation of works of art from the Great Gallery to other galleries and to storage. Works of art will need to be moved from time to time for other reasons. The Wallace Collection will remain open to the public throughout this period, with disruption to the visitor experience and our education programmes kept to a minimum.
The Collection has decided to appoint a Project Assistant for one year to assist with the logistical impact of the Great Gallery project, both in moving works of art within the Collection and to assist the Project Manager in managing the project itself. The Project Assistant, working closely with the Project Manager and Curatorial Assistant, will take the primary responsibility for coordinating the moving and installation of works of art within the Wallace Collection, calling on other colleagues within the Curatorial and Conservation departments only as necessary. S/he will also: assist the Project Manager in managing the refurbishment; independently manage small projects related to the Great Gallery project (or other capital projects); manage the onsite contractors and closely liaise and coordinate with other internal teams such as Security, Education, Collection Services, Events and others.
The Project Assistant may also be expected to assist with other duties in support of the Curatorial and Conservation departments, when not engaged in project work.
PAYMENTS: salary circa £18,000.
Deadline: 20 July 2012 ** Deadline expired**
Organiser/employer: The Wallace Collection
[ Added on 5 July 2012 ]
- Pays salary
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- Experience required:
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