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Subject: Museum Victoria

Museum Victoria

From: Jude Fraser <j.fraser>
Date: Monday, June 25, 2001
The Victorian Division of the Australian Institute for the
Conservation of Cultural Material AICCM Vic) would like to post some
background information regarding the recently advertised Manager,
Conservation position at Museum Victoria, Australia (Conservation
DistList Instance: 15:1 Wednesday, June 6, 2001 )

Prospective applicants should be aware that this vacancy arises as a
result of a recent organisational restructure. The restructure
abolished the previous Head of Conservation position at Level 5,
replacing it with the downgraded Level 4 Manager position. Strategic
conservation policy development and other key decisions will now be
the accountability of a Level 5 non-conservation specialist.

AICCM (Vic) believes the most senior conservator in a large State
institution should have accountability for conservation policy and
strategy, as well as procedures. AICCM (Vic) also believes the
position should be at the highest band level to:

    *   attract candidates with appropriate expertise and ability

    *   carry sufficient authority within the organisation so as to
        play a strategic leadership role

    *   provide a career structure that spans all levels within the
        public sector, that reflects equity across all industry

Please note that these comments are not a reflection on the current
Museum Victoria Conservation staff or the previous incumbent, all of
whom have the support and respect of the AICCM. Equally, it is not
our intention to discourage applicants from applying for the
position, but to inform them of the circumstances of the situation.

Jude Fraser
President, AICCM (Vic)
Grimwade Conservator
Ian Potter Art Conservation Centre
The University of Melbourne Conservation Service
The University of Melbourne
Victoria  3010
+61 3 8344 7989
Fax: 3 8344 4484

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:6
                  Distributed: Tuesday, June 26, 2001
                        Message Id: cdl-15-6-005
Received on Monday, 25 June, 2001

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