Conservator – Exhibitions Project
The Collection Care and Conservation team is responsible for the ongoing preservation management of the collection according to standards appropriate to Australian conditions and following legislative obligations in line with accepted National Standards. The team is responsible for ensuring the ongoing collection care, conservation, maintenance, storage, and protection of the collection. This is done through – preventive conservation, conservation treatment, storing collections, display and use, research, and outreach. Collection Care and Conservation develops policy outlining the high-level principles and guidelines to facilitate the Museum caring for Collections into the future.
About the role
Collection Care and Conservation are currently recruiting for Conservator – Exhibitions Project for Exhibitions, working across the collections. By applying for this position applicants may also have the opportunity to join our talent pool for direct appointment to other projects as they arise. The Conservator – Exhibitions Project will work to achieve best practice and care of specimens selected for the Exhibitions program, with a focus on Natural Science and Cultural collections material. This role will work within and contribute to the Collection Care and Conservation team, undertake project specific conservation documentation, assessment, specimen preparation for rehousing or exhibition, and if necessary, carry out treatments under supervision and guidance of the Natural Sciences Conservator as required.
As part of the online application, please upload:
- Tertiary qualifications in materials conservation; OR a suitable qualification in a related field, together with two years’ relevant conservation experience working under the supervision of an experienced, qualified conservator; OR a minimum of five years’ conservation experience working under the supervision of an experienced, qualified conservator.
- Hold a current NSW driver licence
- Knowledge and Experience
you will demonstrate:
- Knowledge of national and international conservation frameworks and ethics and issues relevant to the conservation of scientific and cultural collections.
- Experience in materials conservation, conservation techniques, related scientific processes and the characteristics of materials and their deterioration processes – in relation to the Australian Museum collections.
- Considerable experience in communications across project teams and stakeholders (written and verbal); preparing high quality documentation and reports within a multidisciplinary organization
- Demonstrated ability to plan, schedule and manage projects, allied with excellent organisation skills and attention to detail
- Adequate knowledge and experience to deliver the Key Accountabilities and perform to the Focus Capabilities outlined in this Role Description.
- Willing and able to travel between metropolitan Australian Museum Collection sites.
- The successful applicant will be subject to a national criminal records check.
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