Conservator


Salary Classification: Conservator Grade 1/2 ($73,469 – $97,616) with a total remuneration package up to $108,207 per annum

Employment Status: Temporary full time employment for a period of up to 18 months

Location: Sydney CBD

The Australian Museum (AM) operates within the NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet. The AM is the first museum in Australia and was founded in 1827. The AM provides access, engagement and scientific research to increase our understanding of natural history and culture, particularly of the Australasian region. The AM holds more than 19.5 million objects of biological, geological and cultural collections and develops programs, exhibitions and school and community education initiatives onsite, online and offsite. The AM’s purpose is to make nature, Indigenous cultures and science accessible and relevant to everyone

About the role

Undertake conservation assessments and treatments of AM collection material and prepare full documentation. Implement improvement of collection storage systems, carry out the preparation of collection material for loans and exhibitions, and participate in maintaining the Museum’s preventive conservation programmes as required. Work with other staff, museums, stakeholders and the public on the care of cultural and scientific heritage.

Essential Requirements

As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate;

Tertiary qualifications in materials conservation; OR an appropriate 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.
Knowledge of the principles of conservation ethics and the ethical standards for conservation of scientific and cultural collections.
Experience in materials conservation, conservation techniques, related scientific processes and the characteristics of materials and their deterioration processes.
Adequate knowledge and experience in order to deliver the Key Accountabilities and perform to the Focus Capabilities outlined in this Role Description.

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