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Job description: Conservator (leading to the opportunity to become Head of Conservation) Term: Full time permanent post Main purpose of job: to conserve objects made of leather, fur-skins and parchment, including associated materials such as metals and textiles. To bring in new clients and projects, learn the skills inherent in the Leather Conservation Centre (LCC) and maintain relationships with stakeholders. The post is designed to lead towards assuming full responsibility from the present Head. Key Responsibilities (in order of priority) To conserve objects To develop a business plan to promote

ToniaThe Leather Conservation Centre has been selected to host an ICON-HLF intem. The internship is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund Training Bursaries Programme and is organised by ICON (UK Institute of Conservation). Tonya Outtram has joined the Centre on a 12 months funded internship. Tonya graduated from the MA Conservation programme at Lincoln University earlier this year. Tonya will work alongside the conservators at the Centre learning practical, scientific, technical and academic aspects of leather conservation.

Aline Angus has decided not to return to work following her maternity leave but has decided to be a full time Mum to her two young children. Yvette Fletcher, who as Acting Head has now been appointed Head of Conservation.

Our new Graduate Intern, Andrea Fingland, will be working with us for the next three months. She recently completed the MA at Lincoln in Conservation of Historic Objects.