The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Current Vacancies

Retail and Front of House Assistant, Full-time

Closing date for Applications: Monday, September 22nd, 2014

The Public Engagement department's key purpose is to increase the generation of income in order to enable the Collection to achieve its principal aims, and to present the Collection to the external world so that we can increase visitor attendance and encourage repeat visitors by ensuring they have the best possible experience when visiting the Collection.

The Front of House team provides a streamlined and efficient service for the visitor. Therefore, improving their experience and leading to repeat visits, donations and purchasing in the shop. Each team member is expected to deliver on sales targets and work closely with the rest of the team.  

Deadline for applications: Friday 19th September 2014 at 12.00 noon. Interviews to be held in the week starting 22nd September.

If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Please note: The Wallace Collection will not accept applications made by CV or by FAX. 

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Equal Opportunities Form

Assistant Conservator, Frames & Furniture

Closing date for Applications: Friday, October 3rd, 2014

The Assistant Conservator, Frames & Furniture, will work as a member of a small team, in general support of the Conservation Department, assisting primarily the Senior Furniture Conservator and Conservation Craftsman/Technician in carrying out conservation treatments on our very important collection of gilt-wood picture frames and historic furniture (including metal furniture mounts and some sculpture).   It is therefore vital that the candidate has experience of gilt wood and gilding conservation, together with cabinet-making and furniture conservation in general.  It is additionally of the utmost importance that the candidate be physically capable of helping in the installing and de-installing of exhibitions, as well as general art-object handling throughout the Collection. 

The salary for this post will be in the region of £20,000 per annum depending on experience.

In addition, the post-holder will receive 25 days paid annual leave, plus 2.5 ‘privilege’ days, membership of an occupational pension scheme, and an interest-free season-ticket loan (after six months’ service)

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Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

Volunteer Guide Lecturers

Closing date for Applications: Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The Wallace Collection is looking to recruit volunteers to join our Guide Lecturer team. Wallace Collection Guide Lecturers play a very important role in what the Collection can offer the public; they are important ambassadors for the Wallace Collection and help shape the way our public sees the museum.  Guide Lecturers each give an average of two public lectures a month, including weekends.  These talks are introductory tours to the Collection and last about an hour.  Guide lecturers with specialist knowledge in specific areas of the Collection also give subject talks as part of the free daily lecture programme.  The willingness to lecture at least one weekend a month is essential.

Guide Lecturers possess excellent communication skills and the ability to share their enthusiasm for works of art.  Detailed knowledge of the Wallace Collection is not essential but previous experience of art history is desirable and a command of foreign languages would be beneficial. 

If you would like to apply, please send a CV and letter to the address below by 30 September 2014.  Selected candidates will be asked to make a 10-minute gallery presentation of a work of art in the Collection to qualify for a place on the training programme, due to take place in November. The final stage of selection comes at the end of the training period, when each trainee guide lecturer will be asked to give a guided tour to members of the learning and the curatorial departments.

Please return your application by 30 September 2014 to: 

Anne Fay

Head of Education

The Wallace Collection

Manchester Square

London W1U 3BN

anne.fay@wallacecollection.org

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Corporate Membership and Events Administrator

Closing date for Applications: Monday, September 22nd, 2014

The Corporate Membership and Events team is looking for a short term cover role to assist in the smooth running of the department. The role holder is expected to manage the corporate membership and events related administrative requirements; and to support and facilitate the team to efficiently source, confirm and manage events, as well as support the recruitment and account handling of Corporate Members. Please see the full job description for further details.  

The salary for this post is £17,000 pro rata. In addition, the postholder will receive 25 days paid annual leave (plus 2.5 ‘privilege’ days) pro rata.

Please note that if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, then you were unfortunately not successful in your application for this role.

Required Documents
Full Job Description
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form