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Britain’s Queen advertises for new furnishings manager

Monday, Mar 27, 2017,18:49 IST By anju A A A

London | Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has advertised for a new furnishings manager who will be responsible for around 1,000 rooms at her various palaces.

The UK’s Royal Household is looking for a “Curtain Maker and Soft Furnishing Upholsterer” to take care of furnishings at Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace in London and Windsor Castle in Berkshire, south-east England.

The successful applicant will earn 22,000 pounds a year, plus pension and benefits.

“It’s knowing your curtains add the finishing touch to the state rooms. It’s protecting heritage by leaving your own legacy. And it’s furnishing some of the most famous houses in the world. This is what makes working for the Royal Household exceptional,” the advertisement reads.

The job, which has a closing date of April 6, requires “extensive experience” with soft furnishings and curtain projects.

“Working with numerous historic items, you’ll survey and evaluate the condition of furnishings, prioritising work to both repair and preserve items, whilst also meeting the operational needs of working Royal residences,” the advert notes.

“The range of projects will stretch you. And knowing that you’re conserving and creating magnificent items that will be enjoyed by future generations will give you the greatest sense of reward,” it added.

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