We are a team of people who love and look after six of the most wonderful palaces in the world and our ambition is to be a charity for everyone, starting from our own employees. We are now looking to recruit a Level 3 Museums and Galleries Technician Apprentice, to work in our preventive conservation department.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Your time will be divided between attending classes on relevant subjects and practical experience in the workplace which will include: 

  • Carry out conservation safeguarding duties during events or filming, often out of core hours
  • Remove dust from floors and flat surfaces behind barriers and artefacts in the display and storage areas to an agreed professional conservation standard
  • Document and report the changing condition of artefacts and interiors on display
  • Assist with other activities, including packing and moving objects when necessary.
    Assist the delivery of exhibition programmes or projects under the supervision of a conservator
  • Assist in the delivery of servicing for specialist conservation equipment
  • Assist in maintaining Health and Safety related documentation
  • Assist in maintaining and organising preventive conservation supplies
  • Continue to maintain and develop professional knowledge
  • Receive training where and when appropriate, attend relevant lectures, seminars and exhibitions and share acquired knowledge
  • Work effectively, efficiently and safely with all HRP employees and volunteers
  • Be an ambassador for conservation as part of the public areas on a daily basis, communicating in a friendly and professional way directly with visitors and other customers

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Museums and Galleries Technician Apprenticeship Standard

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Legal assistant/professional

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is 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.




Historic Royal Palaces

Hampton Court Palace

East Molesey



David Jones

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Museums and galleries technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply only through the above link

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: today