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Subject: Position at National Museums of Scotland

Position at National Museums of Scotland

From: Stuart McDonald <smac>
Date: Friday, May 12, 2000
Conservation Engineer
National Museums of Scotland.
Period Appointment

The important collections of agricultural and country life material
held by the NMS are being prepared for Kittochside, the new Museum
of Scottish Country Life due to open in 2001.  This preparation
involves the conservation and restoration work of a wide range of
objects which have been kept in storage for many years.  We require
a Conservation Engineer to assist the permanent staff of the
Department of Conservation and Analytical Research in undertaking
this task.

Candidates for this post, which will be based in the Engineering
Conservation Section of the department at NMS Centre at West Granton
Road, Edinburgh, should have an engineering or technical background
with formal qualifications and/or time served experience, preferably
with an interest or experience in conservation and restoration work
of small industrial, agricultural or working life objects.

All candidates must have a high level of practical ability and
motivation, be able to maintain good quality of work to deadlines
and be able to estimate, record and document work undertaken.  The
post will be an important member of a small specialist group.  Good
communication and team spirit are essential attributes.  Candidates
should have a driving licence.

The contract is for an initial period of six months which may be
extended for a similar period.  While the work is based at Granton,
some may be undertaken at any other of the museum sites in or near

The post will be funded at a salary of c#12,000.00 pa depending on
skills and experience.

Applications should be made in writing including a CV and the names
and addresses of two references, to the

    Personnel Department
    NMS, Chambers Street
    Edinburgh EH1 1JF

Further information can be sought from Dr J. Tate at the same
address or +44 131 247 4290.  Applications should be received by
19th May 2000.

Stuart McDonald
Head of Engineering Conservation.
National Museums of Scotland
The Granton Centre
242 West Granton Road
Edinburgh EH5 1JA

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:57
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 16, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-57-016
Received on Friday, 12 May, 2000

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