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Subject: Position at Science Museum, South Kensington

Position at Science Museum, South Kensington

From: Brain Derek <derek.brain<-a>
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Conservation Assistant
Science Museum, South Kensington
Reports To: Conservation Assistant Supervisor
No. of supervised staff: None

A vacancy has arisen in the Conservation Assistant team in the
Conservation Section at the Science Museum.  The role of the
Conservation Assistants is to clean historic objects on open display
and inside showcases throughout the seven floors of galleries at the
Science Museum.  You will assist the conservators by monitoring the
cleanliness and condition of museum objects on display to ensure the
exhibitions are kept to a high standard. You will also assist with
other collection care tasks such as packing, handling and
transporting artefacts and preparing showcases and displays prior to
exhibition installation.  The post holder reports to the
Conservation Assistant Supervisor.

The successful candidate will have a good knowledge of collections
care techniques including basic cleaning, safe handling and packing
of museum objects. You will be able to demonstrate good manual
dexterity and have a careful, systematic approach to work,
especially when checking the condition of objects. The post will
also require some basic IT skills.  The role will require you to
have good physical fitness and an ability to work at height. You
will be required to use mobile elevated work platforms and training
will be provided in their use.  We are looking for a good,
conscientious team worker, preferably with 1-2 years experience
working in a museum or heritage institution.

Permanent position
36 hours per week
Pay: Red Grade
    UKP12,312 - UKP15, 786 PA + UKP1,000 RWA
Closing Date:  31 October 2005

To apply please send in your CV and covering letter to:

    Maria Sachocos
    Human Resources Department
    Science Museum
    Exhibition Road
    London SW7 2DD
    recruittrading<-a t->nmsi< . >ac< . >uk

A full job description is available at

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:21
                Distributed: Wednesday, October 19, 2005
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Received on Tuesday, 18 October, 2005

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