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Project Coordinator: International Conservation at the British Museum


Employer: The British Museum
Closes: February 17, 2015
Location: England
Department: Conservation and Scientific Research
Salary: UKP29,395 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the overall management of the international conservation programmes for the British Museum's busy Conservation and Scientific Research (CSR) department. You will provide advice and support to the department on international conservation and resource matters, as well as overseeing the department's involvement in the Zayed National Museum (ZNM) project and contributing to the Museum's international reputation.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • To ensure a good flow of information between project/curatorial teams and the Conservation and Scientific department
  • To steer the CSR team in building and maintaining capacity for international projects
  • To co-ordinate and participate in surveys and conservation of objects for loans to the ZNM, and in the conservation assesment of objects for aquisition by the ZNM
  • To ensure that objects are conserved for the projects and that expert advice in provided on locally suitable environmental requirements, conservation , shipment, mounting and installation
  • To contribute to the business planning for a conservation function at ZNM, and to provide advice and direction on facilities for collection conservation and storage
  • To provide advice on conservation-related training as well as co-ordinate the training workshops and develop supporting materials

Person Specification:
The ideal candidate will have a recognised professional conservation qualification to degree level or equivalent, as well proven practical conservation experience. You will have a good track record of relevant conservation research and a well-established history of conservation outreach work in a museum or heritage sector environment. The ability to use Windows programmes and a computerised conservation record system is essential. Finally, you will have excellent negotiation and leadership skills and the ability to communicate with a wide range of people.

About the British Museum:
Founded in 1753, the British Museum's remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. With over 6 million visitors in 2013, the Museum is the top visitor attraction in the UK, and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies.

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Membership of the civil service pension scheme
  • Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
  • Participate in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Child care voucher scheme
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

 

If you are a positive individual, passionate about the Museum and would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please visit the website for further information and details on how to apply: https://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/jobs.aspx


The above content was sourced from cool.conservation-us.org/byform/mailing-lists/cdl/2015/0123.html

SUBMITTED BY: admin admin AUTHOR: The British MuseumORIGINAL PUBLISHED DATE: 2/2/2015

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