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Subject: Position at National Maritime Museum

Position at National Maritime Museum

From: Virginia Llado-Buisan <vlladobuisan>
Date: Monday, March 27, 2006
Paper Conservator
National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum is seeking an experienced and
enthusiastic Paper Conservator.  The Museum's paper collections
include ship plans, charts, maps, historic photographs, books,
manuscripts, prints, drawings and globes.

Job purpose: The primary responsibility for the post holder will be
to support the Museum's exhibition, loan, access and collection care
programmes. The post holder will also assist the paper conservation
team in the day-to-day tasks in the studio and will participate in
other paper conservation related projects in the museum.

Reporting to: Head of Paper Section
Duties and Responsibilities:

    *   To ensure detailed documentation is kept of all treatments
        undertaken to inform future conservation/preservation

    *   Undertake conservation treatment of 2-D material, under the
        supervision of an experienced conservator

    *   Able to prepare detailed condition assessments and reports
        to facilitate the Museum's exhibition and loans programmes

    *   To be aware of the different preservation solutions that can
        be utilised to ensure that the items are accessible without
        causing further damage

    *   Participate in condition surveys of the collections and
        produce precise reports on survey findings, to inform future
        conservation/preservation programmes

    *   Assist as required with the installation of items for
        exhibitions working closely with the Display Care team

    *   Able to undertake courier training to enable items to be
        safely transported and installed at different venues around
        the world

    *   Work within a team framework to ensure projects are
        completed within a given time frame to enable access to the
        collections through the Museum's exhibition and loan

    *   Participate in training programmes internally and externally
        as required by Line Manager

    *   To be aware of Health and Safety policy/Risk assessment and
        COSSH implications in particular when working with chemicals
        and machinery in the Studios

    *   Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing

Skills and Experience

    *   A recognised professional qualification in Paper
    *   A high level of manual dexterity
    *   An enthusiastic and flexible approach to work
    *   Knowledge of archive and photographic conservation would be
        an advantage
    *   A significant amount of studio experience would be an
    *   The ability to work independently and as part of a mixed
        team of Conservators
    *   Good organisational skills--to plan and prioritise work and
        meet deadlines
    *   Good computer skills--word processing, spreadsheet and
        database systems

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.

Salary: UKP19,000 - UKP22,000

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to

    Human Resources
    National Maritime Museum
    Park Row
    London SE10 9NF
    recruitment [at] nmm__ac__uk

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 short-listed.

Closing date for the receipt of applications:  21 April 2006

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

Virginia Llado-Buisan
Head of Paper Conservation
Prints and Drawings Conservation Specialist
National Maritime Museum
Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
United Kingdom
+44 208 312 6703
Fax: +44 208 312 6665

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:47
                 Distributed: Wednesday, March 29, 2006
                       Message Id: cdl-19-47-024
Received on Monday, 27 March, 2006

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