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Subject: Position at Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Position at Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

From: Jan Christensen <jan.christensen>
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Head Conservator
Statens Museum for Kunst
Conservation Department

The position as Head of the Conservation Department at Statens Musem
for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark is vacant.

Statens Museum for Kunst is searching for a dynamic Head Conservator
to keep up the conservation efforts of the Conservation Department
and to further develop the department as a modern and competent unit
and the museum to position itself as a modern institution.

Statens Museum for Kunst is the Danish national gallery of art. The
museum's main task is to collect, register, preserve, do scientific
research and exhibit Danish and foreign art, primarily from the
western hemisphere from approximately 1300 AD to the present day.
The collection also includes The Royal Cast Collection that contains
plastercasts from the Classical Antiquity to the Renaissance. The
museum has approximately 180 employees.

The Conservation Dept. consists of the following units:
Conservation, Photographic, Art Handling, Registration and the new
Jorn Rubow Center for Conservation. The department has 18 employees
as per 1 August 2004 out of which two conservators have scientific
research as part of their tasks.

The Head Conservator will be responsible for the day-to-day running
of the department, including staff management and administration and
will be a full member of the museum management group.

The main tasks are:

    *   Management of the staff in the units mentioned above.

    *   Develop and lay down technical and professional standards
        for the conservation and technical research of paintings,
        sculptures, drawings and graphic art within the collections
        of Statens Musem for Kunst as well as Den Hirschsprungske
        Samling and Ordrupgaardsamlingen.

    *   The overall responsibility for monitoring permanent loans to
        the central administration etc., exhibitions loans,
        digitization of the collections and the--for the time being
        moderate--external income from conservation services to
        other institutions.

In the valuation of the applicants the following qualifications will
be appreciated:

    *   The applicant is a conservator (cand.scient.cons.) from the
        School of Conservation at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine
        Arts or has matching qualifications.

    *   Documented scientific and practical results at a significant
        level within conservation of paintings, preferably both from
        older and modern/contemporary art.

    *   Skills in management with a flair for administration and
        experience from similar appointment(s).

    *   Team player with a desire and ability to cooperate.

    *   The applicant can take competent initiatives and has the
        will and ability to follow up on projects.

It will be considered an advantage if the applicant has both a
Danish and an international network amongst museums and conservation
departments, as will the applicant's own documented/published
scientific research within the conservation area.

It is a full time position (37 hours/week). Salary frame is 35, which
for the time being is 388.540 DKK per year. Additional bonus/advance
is obtained according to qualifications. Employment contract will be
prepared according to agreement with the Ministry of Finance.

For more information please contact:

    Allis Helleland, Director
    Statens Museum for Kunst
    +45 3374 8411

Closing date for applications marked "Head Conservator" is Sept. 8,
2004, at 12:00 noon.

    Statens Museum for Kunst
    Solvgade 48-50
    1307 Copenhagen K
    smk [at] smk__dk

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