Textile Conservator

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Sunday, 18 April, 2021 - 00:00

Nationalmuseum looking for a textile conservator (NM2021/28)

The employment is a permanent full-time position (100%). Commencing as soon as possible or by agreement. The deadline for applications is 18th of April 2021. There will be a six-month probationary period of employment.

The Nationalmuseum is a state authority and Sweden's leading museum of art and design with approx.130 employees. The museum collections consist of older paintings, sculptures, drawings, and graphic works, as well as arts and crafts and design from antiquity to the present day. The collections are shown on Blasieholmen, Stockholm and in around 20 other locations such as, NM Jamtli, Gustavsberg Porcelain Museum and Läckö Castle.

Nationalmuseum is looking for a conservator who wants to undertake and develop the role of conservator in the Conservation Unit. As a conservator you will have a key function in the preservation and conservation of the collections at Nationalmuseum. You will be a part of a team of 12 conservators, managed by the Head of the Unit.

The Conservation Unit is responsible for the implementation and development of both direct and preventive conservation, documentation, assessment, and treatment as well as research in conservation science. The Unit is a part of the Department of Preservation and Photo which also includes art handling and photography.

Specific duties and responsibilities:
As an employee at Nationalmuseum, you will work according to Nationalmuseum's mission, strategic goals, vision, and values.
• To plan and implement direct and preventive conservation treatments
• To register conservation documentation and other relevant information in the collection management database and mapping tool
• To participate in the identification, valuation and analysis of risks for the physical collections, and implement preventive measures in accordance with good collection management
• Contribute in planning and participate in exhibition work, loan management and acquisitions
• Prepare and calculate costs within your area of responsibility and work within established frameworks for budget planning
• Take part in streamlining workflows and developing sustainable and environmentally friendly methods especially within the area of cultural heritage
• Perform other additional tasks in relation to the assignment.

• Master's degree in conservation of textiles from university or college
• Several years of working experience as a textile conservator
• Very good knowledge of the conservation of older textiles
• Experience of working with exhibitions, loan management and acquisitions
• Experience of preventive conservation and museum storage
• Very good language skills in Swedish or English in both speech and writing

• Experience of conservation of modern textiles
• Experience of research in conservation science
• Knowledge and experience of working with collection management databases

We assume that you will have very good organizational abilities, are responsible, and can work both independently and in close collaboration with others. As a person, you are proactive, solution-oriented, responsive, used to being flexible and to prioritizing given deadlines. You have good communication skills both in speech and writing.
To thrive with us, you should have a great interest in art and design and be responsive and willing to invite colleagues into your working process - in accordance with our values: Together, Focus, Inspiration and Courage.
When recruiting, we will place great emphasis on your personal qualities and portfolio.

37 000 SEK/month before taxes
Further information:
Information about the position is provided by the Head of the Conservation Unit, Anne-Grethe Slettemoen, Anne-Grethe.Slettemoen@nationalmuseum.se, tel +46 8 519 544 42. The Union representatives are Audrey Lebioda for SACO, Ann-Christin Linder for ST as well as Bo Gustafsson for SEKO, tel +46 8 5195 4300.

Attach CV, personal letter and a portfolio via the form below. All documents must be attached in pdf format. The portfolio should contain at least three case studies of conservation of textiles.

Your application is welcomed at www.nationalmuseum.se