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Positions at National Museums Liverpool

From: Vicky Gregory <vicky.gregory>
Date: Friday, April 30, 2004
Environmental Officer
Assistant Sculpture Conservator
Textiles Conservator
Assistant Shipkeeping Conservator
National Museums Liverpool

National Museums Liverpool is a unique organisation with
responsibilities both as a major national museum group, and as a
regional and local museum service for people in Liverpool and the

Environmental Officer (Ref. 2004/033)
National Museums Liverpool
Salary UKP16,144 to UKP18,829

    This established post will be based in the Conservation Science
    and Research Laboratory at the Conservation Centre, and will
    involve regular visits to all the display and storage venues in
    National Museums Liverpool.

    You will be responsible for monitoring the environment at all
    National Museums Liverpool sites, and will liaise with
    conservators, curators and M&E engineers to improve
    environmental conditions for our collections. In addition to the
    maintenance of existing systems, you will set up new systems for
    monitoring temperature, relative humidity, light and UV levels.
    You will provide training for staff in environmental monitoring
    and in pest monitoring and control.  You will also be
    responsible for co-ordinating an integrated pest management
    program throughout our collections. There will be opportunities
    for research into aspects of preventive conservation, using the
    laboratory's analytical facilities.

    To be successful you will have either a nationally recognised
    conservation qualification, or a degree in a relevant scientific
    subject.  Experience in environmental monitoring and control for
    museum collections is desirable. Computer literacy is essential,
    and knowledge of the software for environmental monitoring
    systems used in museums would be an advantage. You must be able
    to work independently, and should have excellent communication
    skills and the ability to organise.

    The closing date for receipt of completed applications is
    Thursday 20 May 2004.

Assistant Sculpture Conservator (Ref: 2004/034)
Salary UKP12,813
2 Year Fixed Term Contract

    We are looking for an Assistant Conservator to work within the
    Sculpture and Inorganic Conservation Section.

    Based at the Conservation Centre, with an element of onsite work
    you will have 5 GCSEs or equivalent with some practical
    experience of conservation. You will have good craft skills and
    be self-motivated with good interpersonal skills.  Knowledge of
    archaeology or the history of sculpture is desirable, as is
    experience of documentation and record keeping, photography and

    The closing date for receipt of completed applications is
    Thursday 20 May 2004.

Textiles Conservator (2 posts) (REF: 2004/041)
Salary UKP16,144 - UKP18,829
6 Month Fixed Term Contract

    The Conservation Centre is looking for two people to conserve
    and install textile and costume items for National Museums
    Liverpool's new Into the Future galleries, and for forthcoming
    temporary exhibitions. National Museums Liverpool has extensive
    ethnographic, decorative art and social history collections, and
    the work will be very varied.

    As well as carrying out conservation treatments, and mounting
    objects for display you will be included in planning
    installation and in the general work of the Section.
    Occasionally you may be asked to take part in behind the scenes
    tours or similar events for the public and specialist groups.

    You will hold a recognised conservation qualification relevant
    to textile objects and ideally you will have practical
    experience of working in a museum environment.  You will have
    good organisational skills and be able to keep clear, accurate
    and accessible records of treatments.  You will be a clear
    communicator, able to liaise effectively with others.
    Experience of using Microsoft Word, Access and Excel software
    would be desirable.

    The closing date for receipt of completed applications is
    Thursday 20 May 2004.

Assistant Shipkeeping Conservator (Ref: 2004/050)
Salary UKP12,813

    You will assist in the care, conservation and restoration, where
    applicable, of National Museums Liverpool's important Ship and
    Boat collection and other objects.

    You will have 5 GCSE's or equivalent and will have acquired good
    woodworking craft skills.  You will be part of a dedicated team
    and will assist staff across a range of skilled tasks.
    Experience in use of hand and power tools is required as is
    manual dexterity, physical fitness and the ability to work at
    heights.  Basic knowledge of ships and boat materials, their
    structures and their care is desirable.  As is the ability to
    use computers, keep records and compile reports.

    The closing date for receipt of completed applications is
    Thursday 3 June 2004.

For further details and an application form please send a postcard
with your name, address and reference number to:

    National Museums Liverpool
    Human Resources Department
    PO Box 33
    127 Dale Street
    Liverpool L69 3LA

Alternatively, you may request details via e-mail from
humanresources [at] liverpoolmuseums__org__uk or visit
<URL:> to download an application

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Received on Friday, 30 April, 2004

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