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Subject: Position at National Maritime Museum

Position at National Maritime Museum

From: Joanne Cannon <jcannon>
Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Preservation and Conservation Manager
National Maritime Museum
Salary range: UKP25,000-P30,000

The National Maritime Museum is seeking a dynamic manager
experienced in collection care with substantial organisational and
project management skills and experience. Reporting directly to the
Head of Collections Group, the Preservation and Conservation Manager
is a newly created key role responsible for the management of the
Preservation and Conservation section in the newly formed Collection
Care Department. The post holder will be responsible for managing
the task prioritisation, output, and development of conservation and
preservation staff. This work involves flexible and sensitive
liaison with staff at all levels around the Museum, including
coordination with two other Collection Care Department managers
responsible for display, preventive conservation, storage, and
movement matters as well as Registration and Documentation managers.

Duties and Responsibilities

    *   Manage the task prioritisation for staff in the Conservation
        and Preservation section of the Collection Care Department

    *   Work closely with other managers in the Collections Division
        and other Museum departments to ensure that stakeholder
        needs (internal and external) are fully met

    *   Significant involvement with the Museum's programmes for
        loans and public access development within the collection
        care context

    *   Day to day management of operational costs, budgets, and
        resource planning

    *   Forwarding and coordinating initiatives for skills sharing
        and work exchange between other National institutions and in
        support of the United Kingdom Maritime Collections (UKMCS)

    *   Responsible for staff development enabling expansion of
        skills and sharing of knowledge

    *   Ensuring appropriate documentation of condition assessments,
        interventive treatments or preservation activities

    *   Maintaining records and providing statistical results
        concerning departmental activity and output as required

Background and Experience

    *   Four years' minimum practical experience of staff

    *   A degree level or equivalent qualification is essential,
        preferably relating to collection care in the heritage

    *   A high degree of literacy with a fluent writing style and
        excellent verbal communication skills will be vital for the
        successful candidate.

    *   Experience with use of word processing, spreadsheet and
        database systems.

    *   Excellent organisational and project management skills are

Terms and Conditions:

    Salary range: UKP25,000-30,000

    Core hours of work will be 41 per week, 9am-5pm, Monday to
    Friday, with an additional hour to be worked as agreed upon with

Apply now by sending your CV and covering letter to

    Human Resources
    National Maritime Museum
    Park Row
    London SE10 9NF
    recruitment [at] nmm__ac__uk

We regret that we are unable to reply to every applicant.  If you do
not hear from us within three weeks, please assume you have not been

Closing date: February 2, 2004

Joanne Cannon
Human Resources
National Maritime Museum
Park Row
London SE10 9NF
+44 20 8312 6784
Fax: +44 20 8312 6783

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:51
                Distributed: Thursday, January 29, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-17-51-024
Received on Wednesday, 21 January, 2004

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