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Subject: Position at Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Position at Norwegian University of Science and Technology

From: Elizabeth Peacock <elizabeth.peacock>
Date: Saturday, August 22, 1998
Cultural History Conservator
Museum of Natural History and Archaeology (Vitenskapsmuseum)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Vitenskapsmuseet is the university museum of The Norwegian
University of Science and Technology. It consists of the Institute
of Natural History and Institute of Archaeology and Cultural
History, the latter of which has a staff of 30 and teaches
archaeology at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. The
Conservation Section has a staff of eight: four archaeological
conservators, a cultural history conservator, a storage supervisor,
a conservation scientist and a section head. The section is
organised to accommodate flexibility in staff assignments based upon
current in-house and contract projects. The laboratory is designed
and equipped for the conservation of a range of materials covering
prehistoric artefacts to cultural history objects. It also pursues
the development of methods, equipment and documentation for

The Institute of Archaeology and Cultural History is seeking to fill
a temporary, full-time position for an experienced conservator of
cultural history materials. The position is available immediately
and for the period until 31. July 1999.

The post is with the institute's Conservation Laboratory and
encompasses collections care responsibility for the Institute's
collections and galleries of church art, cultural history and
ethnography. Responsibilities with regard to these collections
concentrate on conservation, preparation of loans, and monitoring
and control of climates in the galleries and stores. The Institute's
collections are currently undergoing an inventory and storage
revision. The post will also entail contract work for other museums
and institutions. Participating in other institutional activities
such as lecturing and supervising students in the preservation and
conservation of cultural history materials as part of the
archaeology course may also be required of the incumbent.

The position is open to graduates in cultural history conservation
from a recognised conservation training programme and those with
equivalent training. Preferably, applicants should have a number of
years of postgraduate experience. The current salary range is
194,000-256-400 NOK depending upon experience and qualifications.
The successful candidate is expected to be able to work
independently, demonstrate initiative and work well with laboratory
staff and museum personnel.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application,
curriculum vitae, and three references by 20. September 1998 to:

    Vitenskapsmuseeet / NTNU,
    N-7034 Trondheim

Further details about the post can be obtained from
    Roar Saeterhaug
    +47 73592178
    Fax: +47 73592238
    roar.saterhaug [at] vm__ntnu__no

Please quote the reference VM98/545 in all correspondence.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:20
                Distributed: Wednesday, August 26, 1998
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Received on Saturday, 22 August, 1998

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