JOB VACANCY: Books & Paper Conservation Sessional Tutor

The City & Guilds of London Art School is seeking applications for a sessional tutor and specialist in book conservation for its thriving Conservation Department.

We are inviting applications from experienced book conservators to contribute to the delivery of the newly established Books & Paper Conservation BA and MA awards. In 2020, the Art School was successful in achieving funding to enlarge the longstanding Conservation Department, doubling its size and adding books & paper conservation to run in parallel with conservation of cultural artefacts made of stone, wood and objects with decorative surfaces. With the support of industry experts from the Tate, National Archives, Fitzwilliam Museum and College of Arms, amongst others, we have created courses that fully explore the depth of both practical and theoretical knowledge and skills necessary for professional practice, and are proud to already be working with leading experts on the delivery of our 1st year of the BA course. This short film gives an overview of our Conservation Department and courses.


The Art School has a particular focus on skills-based teaching and a commitment to cultivate knowledge and curiosity in both the historical and contemporary contexts of our subjects. We are seeking conservators who can actively and positively engage in and contribute to the Art School’s community and join us in our mission.

You will be an active practitioner with an excellent level of skills and knowledge in book conservation.  Some experience of teaching at BA and/or MA levels will be an advantage, as well as the ability to engage with students from a wide range of backgrounds.


The post would involve approximately 30 days teaching per year, during term time, with some flexibility. The main purposes of the post are:

  • – to deliver the book conservation units to students across levels 4-7.
  • – to be part of the teaching team, providing up-to-date knowledge, expertise and experience of professional practice in Book Conservation.
  • – to work in collaboration with the Conservation team to support students working towards a range of progression outcomes.
  • – to participate in assessment and attend meetings and working groups within the Art School.


To apply for the position, please download the Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form via the links below and email the Application Form to

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Application Deadline: Sunday 27th June 2021, midnight

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