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Subject: Position at Margaret Gowen and Co. Ltd

Position at Margaret Gowen and Co. Ltd

From: Keay Burridge <kburridge>
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2004
Conservation Manager
ArchCon Labs
Margaret Gowen and Co. Ltd

ArchCon Labs, the archaeological conservation laboratory of Margaret
Gowen and Co., <URL:> one of Ireland's largest
and leading archaeological consultancy firms, is seeking an
archaeological conservator/lab manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management and
future development of the company's purpose built laboratory, which
provides conservation services for its own projects and for a
variety of clients within the Irish archaeological profession.

The candidate must have a degree in archaeological conservation or
equivalent with a minimum of 3-5 years' practical experience. The
candidate must have a secure working knowledge of the conservation
of freshly excavated archaeological artefacts including waterlogged
organics, metals, and low-fired ceramics.  A knowledge of Irish
archaeology would be an advantage.

In addition to practical conservation of artefacts in the lab the
candidate will occasionally be asked to carry out and to provide
advice to the directors of excavations on handling, analysis and
storage of artefacts.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the day-to-day
running of this busy laboratory including overseeing the transfer of
objects to and from the lab, occasional retrievals/blocklifting on
site, monitoring objects in storage, ordering materials, and
carrying out or arranging for professional maintenance of equipment.
The candidate will also be expected to ensure that the lab remains
compliant with the Health and Safety regulations and with the
disposal of hazardous chemicals legislation.

Arch Con Labs is an expanding commercial enterprise within a
dynamic, team based company. The successful candidate will be
expected to have strong communication skills, be highly motivated,
capable of working on his/her own initiative and both leading and
working within of a small busy team. Responsibilities of the manager
will include preparing estimates, tracking budgets, scheduling work
to tight deadlines, supervising conservation assistants and
occasional students, and dealing with clients. A working knowledge
of project management would be an advantage and computer and report
writing skills in English are essential. A clean European driving
license is also necessary.

For further information regarding Margaret Gowen and Co. see
<URL:> <URL:>

Please apply in writing to

    Nessa Walsh
    Margaret Gowen and Co. Ltd
    2 Killiney View
    Albert Road Lower
    Glenageary, Co. Dublin

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday June 28th 2004.

Margaret Gowen and Co. Ltd
2 Killiney View
Albert Road Lower
Co. Dublin
+353 230 0433
Fax: +352 1 230 0865

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:1
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 17, 2004
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Received on Thursday, 10 June, 2004

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