Junior Paper Conservator

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Monday, 30 September, 2019

36 hours per week starting November 1st

Job Description
The junior conservator works in the team of the paper and photo conservation studio that is responsible for the conservation and restoration of objects in the collection in such a way that they remain of the desired quality now and in the future. The junior conservator is responsible for the conservations of prints and drawings in the collection. The conservation of recent acquisitions of the print room collection is another important task. The paper conservation team consists of the head of paper conservation, two paper conservators, two conservators of photographic materials and three conservation technicians, with other conservators and interns being employed on a project basis.

The main tasks of the candidate are:
To assist in monitoring the physical condition of the collection in order to recognize (possible) decay in a timely manner and to take remedial action accordingly
To perform conservation and restoration following instructions, including keeping written and photographic conservation documentation following professional standards
To mount prints and drawings in protective housings for storage, use in the study room and exhibitions
To contribute to the development of methods and research for the conservation and restoration of photographs in all forms
To contribute to projects by attending meetings and participating in development, execution and related administration

An academic degree in the conservation of paper
A minimum of one year of practical treatment experience in the conservation works of art on paper
Knowledge of current methods of the conservation and conservation documentation
Knowledge of developments in the field of paper conservation
a spoken and written command of the Dutch language (or a willingness to learn Dutch in the short term) and a command of two modern languages, of which one is English
Familiarity with MS Office and Collection Management Systems

integrity in regards to conservation ethics and aesthetic issues
good social and communication skills
a pro-active, analytical and problem-solving attitude
a focus on the development of the profession
a focus on service and flexibility

Terms and conditions of employment
The salary for this category 10 position will range from a minimum of EUR 3.099 up to a maximum of EUR 4.053 monthly (gross) for a full-time working week (36 hours/week), depending on education, training and experience, and is exclusive of holiday allowance (8%) and end-of-year bonus. The position is initially for the length of one year, however, depending on its success, a continuation of the contract for two successive years is possible. The Museum CAO applies.

Further information
For more specific information about the position, contact Idelette van Leeuwen, head of Paper & Photo Conservation, by phone at +31 (0)20-6747113. For questions regarding the application procedure, contact Sandra Velzeboer, HR Advisor, by phone at +31 (0)20-6747325.

Please e-mail your application (letter, cv and list of publications in PDF) mentioning the job title to vacatures@rijksmuseum.nl no later than September 30th. Interviews are planned on October 9th 2019

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The Paper & Photo Conservation Studio of the Conservation & Science Department of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam seeks a Junior Paper Conservator.