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Subject: Position at Bristol City Museum

Position at Bristol City Museum

From: Carolyn Lamb <carolynpaintingconservator>
Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2000
Museums and Libraries Division
Collections Officer (Registration and Assessment)
Ref: 3048LM/VB
Location: Based Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery,
Queens Road,Bristol BS9 1RL, UK.
UKP19,167 - UKP21,549 pa
37 hours per week

The Museum Service requires someone who can take responsibility for
ensuring it achieves high standards of collection care for its
extensive and important holdings. They will be responsible for the
assessment of collections, co-ordination of work with specialist
Collections Officers and the co-ordination of loans in and out of
the Museum. Applicants should be computer literate, have a degree in
a relevant discipline and three years' experience of large
collections management. A knowledge and experience of a variety of
documentation systems and, in particular, a demonstrable commitment
to good conservation practice is essential. You will also need
effective communication skills, both verbally and written, including
well developed presentation skills. Closing date: May 15 2000.

For further details and an application form please contact

    Leisure Services
    +44 117 922 2300
    Fax: +44 0117 922 3914
    brlses [at] bristol-city__gov__uk

quoting the relevant reference number.

We would like to bring to your attention this exciting conservation
post at Bristol City Museum. We are especially anxious to attract
active, practically-oriented conservators with an interest in and
experience of the wider aspects of collections care. Bristol city is
a great place to live and the job is based in the heart of the city
within easy access of the countryside, seaside, and London. The
Museum has wonderful collections and wide ranging, and the post
holder will work with the collections at both the main museum and at
four branch museums, two of which are historic houses. This means
that the work will be varied and challenging. As one of the museum's
Collections Officers you would be part of a team of curators and
conservators--part of a lively and friendly team who work in close
conjunction with each other on all museum projects. The museum
actively supports Accreditation, is an Investor in People, and
supports ongoing professional development. As Registration and
Assessment Officer, you are responsible for ensuring that we meet
standards for Designated Collections. You will direct condition
surveys and appraise the system of environmental monitoring in order
to design improvements to conditions in store and galleries. You
will co-ordinate the care aspects of objects entering and leaving
the museums. You will have a vital role in exhibition project teams
and work to extend our conservation outreach and education efforts.
You will give advice to local museums and the public. There will
also be opportunities for practical interventive conservation work
as our exhibition schedule is very busy. We think the job is a super
one and hope that you will consider applying for the post, and/or
pass this on to any other conservators you think might be
interested, or post it up in your institution. Late applications
will be considered if necessary, as we are anxious to find the right
person for this post. Interviews are expected to take place in early
June. If you would like to have an informal chat with one of the
conservators, or even a personal visit/tour, do please feel free to
call one or other of:

    Ticca Ogilvie, Antiquities Conservator)
    +44 117 922 3612
    ticca_ogilvie [at] bristol-city__gov__uk

    Carolyn Lamb, Paintings Conservator
    +44 0117 922 3609
    carolyn_lamb [at] bristol-city__gov__uk

    Frances Hinchcliffe, Paper Conservator
    +44 117 9223615

    Ray Barnett, Collections Manager
    +44 117 9223600

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:56
                  Distributed: Wednesday, May 10, 2000
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Received on Tuesday, 9 May, 2000

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