Conservator: Collections Move Project

the British Museum
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Sunday, 29 October, 2017

Full time
Fixed Term: until 31 October 2020
GBP 25,872 per annum
Application Deadline: 29 October 2017
Interview date: Friday 17 November 2017

The British Museum is seeking a Conservator to care for the collection through a combination of interventive and preventive measures in support of the museum's operating plan, in particular the relocation of indigenous and world cultures collections from off-site storage to new facilities in Bloomsbury.

The post-holder will contribute to the conservation of a wide range of objects, particularly objects made of organic materials. They will also work collaboratively with a range of colleagues across the Museum, assist with the care of the collection through advice on and training in best practice and will contribute to public outreach activities relating to collections move projects and the Department of Conservation.

The successful candidate will possess a recognised professional conservation qualification to degree level or equivalent, with an emphasis on the conservation of organic materials. With demonstrable experience in the heritage sector as a skilled conservator, you will also have a strong understanding of contemporary principles and practice in preventive conservation.

We are interested in hearing from individuals who are able to undertake highly detailed tasks to agreed schedules and budgets. As an effective communicator, you will be confident in presenting work publicly to a variety of audiences.

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