Paintings Conservation Internship

Hours: 2 days a week | Contract Type: 6 months (September 2018 – February 2019)

Watts Gallery Trust, a registered charity, is seeking to recruit an emerging Paintings Conservator for a six-month internship to take part in all aspects of care, conservation and restoration of the paintings collection at Watts Gallery – Artists' Village.

This Internship offers the opportunity for an early-career paintings conservator to develop a wide-range of collections and practical conservation experience. Playing a key part in the Curatorial department, this will include practical work on the preservation and restoration of the permanent collection, the preparation of loans and some involvement in the planned conservation of the G.F. Watts Chapel interior. The successful applicant will also contribute toward ongoing public engagement and outreach including conservation-related talks, tours and visitor enquiries.

This Internship offers an opportunity for professional development for an ambitious and enthusiastic person to take on real responsibility in a museum distinguished for its collections and exhibitions of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British art.

Deadline for applications: 12pm Friday 27 July 2018.

Interviews: Friday 3 August 2018.

Applications including a supporting statement expressing interest in and suitability for the position and CV should be sent to Katherine Smith via

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Adult Programme Assistant

The Adult Programme Assistant will support the Adult Programme Curator in managing a diverse programme of talks and tours, open studios, demonstrations, courses, concerts, film screenings, performance, festivals and seasonal events that attract repeat and new audiences, increase the reputation of the Watts Gallery and generate income. They will ensure the smooth running of all activities and provide efficient administrative and operational support. The Programme Assistant will have special responsibility for volunteer-led Guided Tours and Talks and Group Visits.

The Adult Programmes team is one of four in the Public Programmes, Learning & Visitor Services Department.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Nerissa Taysom:

Closing date: Monday 13th August 2018.

Interviews will be held the following week.

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Volunteers give vital support to the Artists' Village, contributing in many different ways from engaging with visitors as stewards in the galleries to supporting our Curatorial Team to assisting at events and workshops. Discover all the Artists' Village has to offer while acquiring new skills and meeting likeminded people.

Watts Gallery Trust is an independent charity, and we rely on the commitment of over 300 volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds and age groups. Join us at an upcoming volunteer open morning to meet current staff and volunteers and to learn more about joining our team.

For more information, contact our Acting Visitor Services Manager on 01483 813 580 or email