Object Conservator

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National Museums NI
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Thursday, 23 December, 2021 - 00:00

National Museums NI is an ambitious organisation delivering award-winning museum services to more than 900,000 visitors annually. Our mission is to:
- Develop, manage and care for our collections to benefit current and future generations
- Make our collections accessible to the widest possible audiences
- Play a leading role in the economic and social wellbeing and future of this place
- Build an organisation where people feel valued

National Museums NI was established by the Museums & Galleries (NI) Order 1998, and comprises the Ulster Museum, Ulster Folk Museum, Ulster Transport Museum and Ulster American Folk Park. The organisation receives its core funding from the Department for Communities (DfC), but generates income and sponsorship from a variety of other sources to meet its revenue and capital expenditure needs.

We are seeking to appoint a conservator with broad experience of conservation and restoration of museum objects. The post holder will be trained and skilled in the theoretical and practical aspects of preventive conservation and conservation treatment. They will work as part of a small team of conservation professionals who have responsibility for the care and conservation of the 1.4 million objects we hold within the National Collection.

Overall purpose of job:
The post holder will be required to coordinate and deliver a range of conservation practices across National Museums NI to support the long-term preservation of the collections. They will carry out preventive and remedial conservation, so will have excellent conservation knowledge and skills as well as a high level of manual dexterity. They will demonstrate the ability to plan and manage their work to ensure that deadlines are met and provide clear, detailed and accurate records of all treatments undertaken in accordance with professional conservation standards.

The post holder will be involved in current and planned collection storage projects, redevelopment of existing stores and conservation work areas, historic buildings management, exhibition planning and installation, identification and management of hazards in collections, development of the new Collections Management System, emergency planning, promoting sustainability, supporting skills development and delivery of training to staff and partners.

They will also have excellent communication skills and be willing to undertake training to develop and enhance their professional skills and knowledge of conservation and collections care. The post holder will be expected to either be on the pathway or be willing to work towards professional accreditation.

The post holder will also be expected to work collaboratively with colleagues within the collections directorate and other parts of the organisation on an individual basis and as part of wider project teams to ensure delivery of exhibitions, events, loans, outreach activities and research and to support National Museums NI’s corporate objectives of increasing participation and delivering key outcomes for a wide range of audiences and users.

To apply go to: https://www.nijobfinder.co.uk/job/963757/object-conservator/?utm_campaig...