Conservator: Stone Wall Paintings and Mosaics

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Monday, 12 September, 2022 - 12:00

Conservator: Stone Wall Paintings and Mosaics
Collection Care Department
Permanent Contract
£28,138 per annum
Application deadline: 12pm (midday) on 12 September 2022

About the role:

The British Museum is seeking a Conservator: Stone, Wall Paintings & Mosaics to join the Collection Care department. The main purpose of this role is to contribute to the care of the collection through a combination of interventive and preventive measures in support of the museum's operating plan. The role requires the post holder to have or be developing good general knowledge in the care and conservation of Stone Wall Paintings and Mosaics and to contribute to the loan, exhibition, and public outreach activities in the Department of Collection Care.
Key areas of responsibility:
• To contribute to the conservation of Stone Wall Paintings and Mosaics in the collection.
• To contribute to the preparation of objects for loan, exhibition, and permanent display.
• To contribute to the care of the collection through dedicated projects on collections in store.
• To assist with the care of the collection through documentation, surveys, data collection, analysis, and support at public events.
• To contribute to the department's outreach activities through public speaking and publishing and act as an advocate for the museum.
• To assist with the development of ideas for potential funding bids.
• Other duties as assigned.

About the British Museum:

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the leading visitor attractions and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.

The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including:
• Membership of the civil service pension scheme
• Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
• Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
• Generous annual leave allowance
• Interest-free travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans
• Professional and personal development opportunities
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

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