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We are always interested in hearing from individuals looking to join our team.

Current Vacancies

Easel Painting Conservator

We are seeking a full-time Easel Painting Conservator with at least three years working experience in Painting Conservation to join our busy Carlisle, Cumbria studio.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Verbal and written assessments, condition and treatment proposals and reports.
  • Examination and treatment of historic and artistic paintings, painted surfaces and artefacts in the studio and on-site.
  • Familiarity and adherence to the ICON practices of conservation and museum-quality standards.
  • Removal of varnish and re-varnishing, surface cleaning (from dirt, mould etc.), removal of over-painting and retouching of oil paintings and artworks.
  • Repair of complex tears, dents, flaking paint, cracked and warped supports, or delamination.
  • Ability to complete routine filling, lining, stretching, in-painting with minimally intrusive techniques.
  • Accurately match colours, paint application appearance and techniques of artists.
  • Cleaning, repair and gilding of frames.
  • Working under own initiative in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Solve complex treatment issues and work under pressure to meet deadlines whilst upholding confidentiality and ethical standards.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, risk management and an eye for detail.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • EDUCATION: Degree in Art Conservation, or commensurate conservation apprentice training and experience.
  • EXPERIENCE: At least 3 years of painting and painted surface conservation. Working knowledge of art history, chemistry, studio art technique and ICON conservation standards are a must.

COMPANY BENEFITS:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant, and ever-growing team, based on the edge of the Lake District.

  • Excellent salary – dependent on experience
  • 20 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays

To apply for this position, please email [email protected] with a covering letter and CV addressed to Mr Chris Bull.

 

Business Administration Apprenticeship

We are seeking a full-time Business Administration Apprentice to join our busy team in Carlisle.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Answering the telephone.
  • Deal with enquiries.
  • Liaise with new and existing clients.
  • Support the sales team with quotations.
  • Process new jobs.
  • Preparing paperwork.
  • Update our mailing list and systems.
  • Work alongside our accounts, marketing and logistics teams.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • EDUCATION: You will need at least 5 GCSEs including Maths, English and ICT.
  • EXPERIENCE: You must be highly organised, efficient and quick to learn.

 

COMPANY BENEFITS and INFORMATION:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant, and ever-growing team, based on the edge of the Lake District. You will gain valuable work experience, nationally recognised qualifications and the potential for full-time employment.

  • Salary: minimum £3.90 per hour
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Apprenticeship: Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship
  • 20 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Working week: Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm, 37.5 hours per week.

To apply for this position, please email [email protected] with a covering letter and CV addressed to Jen Baker.

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