Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle & Gardens.
We are a team of people who love and look after six of the most wonderful palaces in the world. We create space for spirits to stir and be stirred. We care for thousands of historic objects, many of them in their original royal setting. We are looking for someone with a real interest in our history, the buildings and their contents, who can help conserve them to the standard they deserve: the best. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a world class lab, supported by an AHRC £1 million research infrastructure investment.
In this post you will deliver heritage science operations and research projects that support the Conservation, Collection Care and Collections Management team’s annual and longer-term programme of scientific investigations and research. This includes supporting the Heritage Science Manager on major research initiatives, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, and aiding conservators and curators with science-based research queries. You will also be responsible for laboratory maintenance and operations to ensure a smooth running and supportive service.
You will have undergone training in a scientific discipline, with a specialism in heritage science or a relevant subject. An awareness of the materials and analytical science needed for the study, care and display of historic objects is essential, as is laboratory work experience and familiarity with the operation of analytical instruments (e.g. SEM EDS, XRF, FTIR, HPLC, HSI). Strong practical computing experience is desirable. You will be an adaptable and creative problem-solver who can work independently. Enthusiastic and able to communicate effectively, you will have experience in the dissemination of information, both written and spoken to pro-actively explain and promote heritage science to generalist and specialist audiences.
This position is based at Hampton Court Palace, but you may be required to travel to our other palaces on occasion. The role involves working at heights.
Closing date: Monday 24 October 2022
Interview date: Monday 31 October 2022
We have adopted a hybrid model of part working from home and part working from site, we are open to discussing what best works for individuals and their work life balance whilst also delivering the business requirements.
Find out more and apply by visiting www.hrp.org.uk/recruitment
Historic Royal Palaces is an equal opportunities employer and truly values a diverse workforce. Applications are welcome from candidates regardless of their background.
This vacancy is closed to applications.