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Subject: Position at National Maritime Museum

Position at National Maritime Museum

From: Penny Hughes <phughes<-a>
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Head of Paper Section
National Maritime Museum
Salary range: UKP24,000 - UKP29,000

The National Maritime Museum is seeking an experienced and
enthusiastic Works of Art on Paper Conservator.  The postholder will
manage a team of three Paper Conservators and be responsible for the
day to day management of the Paper Conservation Studios.  The post
holder will also be responsible for and undertake the conservation
work required for the prints and drawings collections, including
preparation for display.

The Museum's collections include paintings, ship plans, charts,
maps, historic photographs, books, manuscripts, prints, drawings and
globes.  The primary responsibility for the post holder will be to
support the Museum's exhibition, loan, access and collection care

Duties and Responsibilities

    *   Manage, assess and prioritise workload for staff in the
        Paper section

    *   Responsible for the preservation and conservation of Works
        of Art on Paper

    *   Devise and implement strategies for completing sections
        projects/tasks within a given time frame to facilitate
        access to collections

    *   Work in partnership with the Display Care team to ensure
        that exhibition needs are met

    *   Liase closely with the Registration team to facilitate the
        Museum's loan and access programmes

    *   Co-ordinate the Paper Section's work with other members of
        the Conservation and Preservation team to ensure the
        Museum's aims are achieved

    *   Manage special project short-term staff or external
        contractors as required

    *   Organise and participate in training programmes both within
        the Museum and externally

    *   To undertake courier trips and advise with installations

    *   Manage and undertake condition surveys of the collections as
        required to inform access projects

    *   Ensure appropriate documentation of all work undertaken and
        provide statistical analysis of Section's activity

    *   Responsible for ensuring Health and Safety Policy/Risk
        Assessments/COSHH Assessments are observed

Background and Experience:

    Accredited Works of Art on Paper Conservator with five years'
    minimum practical conservation experience

    Three years minimum proven management experience

    Effective organisational, project and time management skills

    Experience of couriering

    A high degree of literacy with a fluent writing style and
    excellent verbal communication skills

    Experience with use of word processing, spreadsheet and database

    Enthusiastic and flexible approach to work

Terms and Conditions: Core hours of work will be 41 per week,
9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, with an additional hour to be worked as
agreed upon with management.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to

    Human Resources
    National Maritime Museum
    Park Row
    Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
    recruitment<-a t->nmm< . >ac< . >uk

For a full job description please see <URL:>

We regret we are unable to reply to every applicant.  If you do not
hear from us within three weeks of the closing date please assume
you have not been shortlisted.

Closing date: 20 May 2005

The Museum upholds equal opportunities for all staff and has a no
smoking policy.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:51
                  Distributed: Tuesday, April 26, 2005
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Received on Wednesday, 20 April, 2005

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