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Subject: Position at Bristol Museum, Galleries and Archives Service

Position at Bristol Museum, Galleries and Archives Service

From: Carolyn Lamb <carolynpaintingconservator>
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2004
Assistant Conservator, Paintings
Bristol Museum, Galleries and Archives Service
Bristol Grade 10 Scale points 30-34
UKP22,599 - UKP25,407
Ref. No.9402

Closing date: 5th January 2005.
Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday
26th January 2005.

Bristol Museum is searching for a highly motivated conservator to
carry out a broad range of duties: preventive and remedial
conservation of paintings ranging in date from 15th - 21stC,
assessment and preparation of paintings for exhibition and loans,
framing, collection surveying, answering of enquiries,
interpretation of environmental data, storage improvements,
photography and documentation, etc.

Working under the Conservator of Paintings, you will work on the
Fine Art collections, which are particularly significant in terms of
European and British oil paintings. The museum has a busy loans and
exhibition schedule. The 19th C Bristol School of Artists gallery is
the subject of a major re-display due to open autumn 2005 and you
will play a significant role in contributing towards the completion
of this project.

You will work with a wide variety of museum staff and outside
specialists and must enjoy using your considerable communication
skills to forge constructive relationships with them all.  You must
also welcome the responsibility of managing your own time and
devising your own solutions to conservation problems. You will have
a degree from a recognised painting conservation training programme,
or commensurate experience, and ideally two to three years post
training experience.  We seek an individual with a creative and
flexible approach to problem solving, along with a broad experience
of painting conservation treatments required for paintings of
variable age and construction.  Experience within a museum work
environment will be seen as an advantage.

Bristol is a dynamic, ambitious and multi-cultural European city,
acknowledged as a centre of cultural excellence.  Bristol City
Council is transforming its cultural facilities with investment in
its Museums, Galleries and Archives Service thanks partly to the
Renaissance in the Regions initiative and through major lottery
funded projects which include the creation of a new Museum of
Bristol. As assistant conservator you will be part of a growing and
lively conservation department which values colleagues with a
co-operative and positive outlook. In the first instance this post
is offered as a fixed term contract to 31 March 2006 but with
expectation of continuation for a further two years, or possible
establishment as a permanent post.  The post is based at the City
Museum and Art Gallery and is for a 37 hour week. Applicants must be
either EU nationals or hold a current permit that will enable them
to work in the UK.

Full application details and an application form will be available
from 15th December 2004 at <URL:>
or write to

    Recruitment Services
    Bristol City Council
    PO Box 2273
    Bristol BS99 7FF
    +44 117 922 4499
    Fax: +44117 922 2705
    recruitment [at] bristol-city__gov__uk

Please quote Job reference no 9402 in all correspondence.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact:

    Carolyn Lamb
    Conservator of Paintings
    +44 117 922 3609
    carolyn_lamb [at] bristol-city__gov__uk
    (Until 18th December 04)

    Dr Ticca Ogilvie
    Conservator of Antiquities
    +44 117 922 3612
    ticca_ogilvie [at] bristol-city__gov__uk
    (after 18th December 04)

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