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Subject: Position at National Gallery of Victoria

Position at National Gallery of Victoria

From: Tom Dixon <tom.dixon>
Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2002
Senior Conservator of Textiles
National Gallery of Victoria
Salary: Up to $52,000 + 9% employer superannuation contribution

The National Gallery of Victoria is Australia's oldest and
pre-eminent public art gallery.  It possesses what is generally
acknowledged as the most outstanding collection of fine art in the
region and one which ranks with major collections throughout the

The NGV is entering an exciting period with the scheduled opening of
the new Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square in
late 2002 and the reopening of the completely refurbished St Kilda
Road premises in late 2003. Ambitious and exciting programmes of
fashion and textile exhibitions are planned for both venues.

We are seeking a suitably experienced and qualified person for the
position of Senior Conservator of Textiles to join a very active and
highly professional conservation department consisting of over 20
conservators and support staff.  Working with the Chief Conservator
as part of the conservation department management team, and liasing
with Deputy Directors and Curators, they will be responsible for
carrying out a programme of treatments of Australian and
International fashion and textile items of the highest importance
and managing the textiles conservation section of the NGV
Conservation Department.

The successful candidate will possess tertiary qualifications in
conservation of cultural materials specializing in fashion and
textiles or equivalent professional training.  They will be a
recognized leader in this specialty with extensive practical
experience and capable of carrying out treatments of the utmost
complexity on important collections.  They will have a demonstrated
ability to train and supervise others and well developed
interpersonal and communication skills.

The position will initially be located in a dedicated textile
conservation lab already established at the NGV temporary facilities
in North Melbourne and is expected to relocate to a new dedicated
textile conservation space at the NGV.International located on St
Kilda Road at Southbank in 2003.

To obtain a copy of the role statement contact Human Resources on
+61 3) 9208 0271/283 or visit <URL:> and
click "employment opportunities".

Written applications (to be formatted as per NGV requirements) are
to be forwarded to the

    Manager, Human Resources
    National Gallery of Victoria
    PO Box 7259
    Melbourne 8004
    hr [at] ngv__vic__gov__au
    Fax: +61 3 9208 0417

by close of business on September 25, 2002.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:12
                 Distributed: Tuesday, August 20, 2002
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Received on Tuesday, 13 August, 2002

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