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Subject Leader and Programme Coordinator – Conservation of Clocks and Dynamic Objects

Full time (part time hours maybe available)

Salary: £38,000 FTE

The Edward James Foundation is a charitable educational trust located on the 6,400 acre West Dean Estate in beautiful West Sussex countryside near Chichester, specialising in creative and applied arts. As well as being a respected educational institution, the historic house and collections, stunning grounds and gardens open to the public, and the year round events and exhibitions make West Dean truly unique.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic conservation professional to be the Subject Leader specialising in Clocks and Dynamic Objects. Working within the School of Conservation, the post holder will be responsible for the organisation and delivery of subject specialist curriculum for conservation of clocks and related dynamic objects at Graduate Diploma and Masters level, as well as having responsibility for the co-ordination and management of some aspects of cross-school curriculum as agreed with the Head of School.

The Clocks department comprises one of five conversation disciplines offered at West Dean, with courses ranging from Foundation Diploma to MA; validated by the University of Sussex. Subject-specific study within the broad contextual experience of a multi-disciplinary conservation college, a low staff-to-student ratio, extensive workshop time and international profile, contribute to a unique experience. With the course established for over four decades West Dean Alumni are leading practitioners both in the UK and beyond.

The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrable experience in the professional practice of conservation with experience of teaching, assessment and administration in higher education, as well as a track record of successful programme management. Crucial to the role is also a solid understanding of contemporary conservation theory and practice, and a professional approach to best practice in workshop and studios.

For the full job description, person specification and terms and conditions of employment, please contact Katharine.Osborne@westdean.org.uk or visit our website www.westdean.org.uk

The closing date for applications is: Tuesday 30 May 2017

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