Conservation Assistant

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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
University of Cambridge Museums (UCM)
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Sunday, 18 April, 2021 - 00:00

The Sedgwick Museum has a vacancy for a person with appropriate experience to provide specialist conservation advice and expertise as part of the small team responsible for caring for and making accessible the Sedgwick Museum's geological collections. The person appointed will work with the collections team to plan a program of preventative and remedial conservation for the Museum's collections and provide conservation expertise for display projects, research/teaching loans and storage. The person will provide advice and training for staff and volunteers and will contribute to appropriate local and national networks. They will manage resources and equipment associated with the Museum's Conservation Lab, and contribute to the wider work of the Museum, including public engagement.

The Sedgwick Museum's collections comprise more than two million fossils, rocks and minerals representing 300 years of collecting. The Museum welcomes more than 150,000 public visitors a year and delivers popular public programmes and outreach. The Museum's priorities include reaching a larger and more diverse public audience, increasing and enhancing the support we provide to researchers and students, and taking a lead in the regional and national museums sector. The collections are housed partly in the 1904 Museum building in Central Cambridge, with the majority in the stores at the Museum's Brighton and Forbes Buildings on Madingley Rise, NW Cambridge, where the role holder will be based. They will be part of the Collections Team of six, under the Collections Manager. This is an exciting time for the Museum's collections team: the role holder will initially contribute to the ongoing collections migration project, and will play a key role in the development of the Museum's stores as a Collections Research Centre over the coming years.

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