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Subject: Position at Bristol Museum, Galleries and Archives Service

Position at Bristol Museum, Galleries and Archives Service

From: Frances Hinchcliffe <frances_hinchcliffe<-a>
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Conservator, Textiles
Bristol Museum, Galleries and Archives Service
Bristol Grade 12
Scale points 38-41
UKP28,173 - UKP30,654
Job Ref. No. 9560

Bristol Museum is searching for an experienced, highly motivated
textile conservator to carry out a broad range of duties: preventive
and remedial conservation, assessing and preparing items for
exhibition and loan, condition surveying, answering enquiries,
interpreting environmental data, improving storage, etc.

Working as part of the team covering antiquities, paintings, paper,
geology, social history and preventive conservation, you will have
responsibility for the care of flat textiles, costume and costume
accessories from across many of the curatorial disciplines of the
Museum and Art Gallery, its other venues and period houses.  You
will also be responsible for running the textile conservation studio
and managing contract conservators, interns and volunteers.

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 responsibility for planning, prioritising and
overseeing work programmes as well as organising your own time.

You will have a degree from a recognised textile
conservation-training programme, or comparable experience, and
ideally five years post training experience.  We seek an individual
with a creative and flexible approach to problem solving, along with
a broad experience of historic, ethnographic and modern textiles and
dress and their conservation. Experience within a museum work
environment will be seen as an advantage and we welcome applicants
who have or are working towards accredited status (PACR).

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 textile conservator you will be part of a growing and
lively conservation department which values colleagues with a
co-operative and positive outlook.

This post is offered as a fixed term contract to 31 March 2006.
Extension of the post for a further two years, or even possible
establishment as a permanent post, is an aspiration dependant upon
confirmation of continued Renaissance funding.  The post is for a 37
hour week.

For full application details and an application form either go to
<URL:> or write to

    Recruitment Services
    Bristol City Council
    PO Box 2273
    Bristol BS99 7FF
    +44 117 922 4499
    Fax: +44 117 922 2705
    recruitment<-a t->bristol-city< . >gov< . >uk

Applicants must be either EU nationals or hold a current permit that
will enable them to work in the UK.

Closing date: 16 March 2005 (Interviews will be held on Monday 4
April 2005)

For an informal discussion about the post please contact:

    Ray Barnett
    Collections Manager
    +44 117 922 3600
    ray_barnett<-a t->bristol-city< . >gov< . >uk


    Frances Hinchcliffe
    Paper Conservator
    +44-117-922 3615
    frances_hinchcliffe<-a t->bristol-city< . >gov< . >uk

Frances Hinchcliffe
Conservator (Works on Paper)
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
Queen's Road, Bristol BS8 1RL, UK
+44 117 9223615
Fax: +44 117 9223616

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