The Queen is searching for a new Curtain Maker and Soft Furnishing Upholsterer, offering an attractive £22,000 a year salary.
Her Majesty is looking for someone who is ‘talented’, and ‘organised’ to furnish some of the most famous buildings in the world, including Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.
The advert on The Royal Household website reads: “Within Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and St. James’s Palace there are more than a thousand rooms, all containing various furniture and furnishings. Your challenge will be to provide curtains and soft furnishings that will maintain the presentation and functionality of these unique environments.”
There is also a warning given that the work will be challenging: “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.”
The 90-year-old Monarch only wants the finest curtain maker, and has stated that the applicant must have ‘outstanding’ practical skills, and must “be able to produce soft furnishing work of the highest standard in terms of structure and finish.”
The successful applicant will be based at Windsor Castle and will be tasked with furnishing state rooms with the highest quality curtains.
The job also requires working on existing historical objects:
“You will work 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.”
Applications to apply for the role close on Thursday 6th April. Click here to look at the full job description and details on how to apply.