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Employer: 
Museum am Rothenbaum
Job location: 
Hamburg
Contract type: 
Full-time
Permanent
Application deadline: 
Thursday, 18 March, 2021 - 00:00

The Museum am Rothenbaum fosters appreciation for cultures and arts of the world. It addresses contemporary social debates in which topics such as colonial heritage, living together in a globalized society, and opening museums to broader groups of visitors play a central role. As a museum with collections and knowledge archives that span the globe, it is currently developing into an innovative exhibition, event and research center of interconnected histories and transcultural creativity.

Starting as soon as possible the MARKK is offering a fulltime, permanent position for an Objects Conservator in the Conservation Department.

The Conservation Department cares for an extensive collection from all regions of the world. The collection items are made from a wide variety of materials and represent a great diversity of production techniques. One of the major topics of the department over the next few years, in addition to the ongoing exhibition projects, is a comprehensive inventory survey as well as the planning and redesign of the collections storage facilities and the permanent display. These measures and the aim to improve accessibility of the collection will have a significant impact on the position advertised here.
The position reports directly to the Head of the Conservation Department.

Tasks
• Development, planning and implementation of conservation measures needed for the care of the collections and for the preparation of exhibitions and loans.
• Assist in the condition assessment and survey of the collections as part of an ongoing inventory project.
• Systematic development and improvement of the packing and storage solutions for the collection and assistance in the planning of logistics and implementation of the collection's move to a newly designed storage facility.
• Participate in the planning and preparation of the collection for the new permanent exhibitions.
• Planning and implementation of relevant preventive conservation measures.
• Exhibition preparation, as well as exhibition installation and de-installation.
• Supervising intern projects.
• Communicating conservation tasks and procedures both within the institution and outside, including the general public.

Your Profile
• Completed graduate degree (master's degree or equivalent) in conservation of museum objects (specialization in Indigenous and World Cultures Collections preferred).
• Relevant post-graduate professional experience in a museum context.
• Familiarity with Preventive Conservation approaches.
• Familiarity with current approaches to storage and collections move planning, and preparation of adequate objects packing.
• Strong communication skills and willingness to work collaboratively across disciplines.
• Team and goal-oriented approach to work, reliable, flexible with an ability to work under pressure.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, highly organised and structured.
• Confident in MS Office and in the use of digital collections databases.
• Comfortable working with a diverse team
• Desirable would be:
o Knowledge in the care of Indigenous and World Cultures Collections and related issues.
o Knowledge/experience in conservation of inorganic materials.
o Proficient in German and English
o Driving license class B

We offer
• Salary according to the E10 TV-AVH (starting salary 3.380 euro, subject to taxes)
• An exciting opportunity to work with a diversifying team during a period of institutional repositioning and reorganization.
• Subsidy for the HVV-Profi-Card (Public Transport)
• Flexible Working Hours (Gleitzeit)

The Museum am Rothenbaum is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We would like to mention that work locations within this position have only limited accessibility.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Farideh Fekrsanati (Tel.: 040 / 428 879-507, farideh.fekrsanati@markk-hamburg.de).
Please send your written application by March 18, 2021 by email to bewerbung@markk-hamburg.de (single PDF, max. 20 MB) or by post to the Museum am Rothenbaum, Attn: Ms. Lapidus, Rothenbaumchaussee 64, 20148 Hamburg. Please note that we do not return application documents. If you wish a return, please enclose a stamped and addressed envelope.