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Position at National Maritime Museum

From: Virginia Llado-Buisan <vllb2001>
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Paper Conservator
National Maritime Museum

Reporting to: Head of Paper Section

The National Maritime Museum is seeking an experienced and
enthusiastic Paper Conservator to join a team of three other
conservators. The Paper Conservation Section forms part of the
Conservation and Preservation Department, which consists of two
Paintings Conservators, one Textiles Conservator, one Inorganic
Materials Conservator, one Organic Materials Conservator, and two
Frame Conservators.

Job purpose: The primary responsibility for the post holder will be
to support the Museum's exhibition, loan, access and collection care
programmes, maintaining and developing the high standard of care
necessary to ensure the preservation of the collections for the
benefit of the public.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    *   To undertake conservation treatment of the Museum's
        paper-based collections, within agreed work plans. The
        day-to-day tasks will primarily include the treatment of
        manuscripts, letters, journals, ship plans, maps, charts,
        books and other similar materials.

            To ensure concise documentation is kept of all
            treatments undertaken to inform future
            conservation/preservation treatments.

            To prepare detailed condition assessments and reports in
            order to facilitate the Museum's exhibition, loan and
            access programmes.

            To implement different preservation solutions to ensure
            the objects are appropriately accessible.

            To participate in condition surveys of the collections
            and produce reports on survey findings.

            To work efficiently within a team to ensure projects are
            completed within a given time frame.

    *   To undertake courier trips to ensure items are safely
        transported and installed at different venues within the UK
        and abroad.

    *   To contribute as required to the ordering and procurement of
        goods and equipment and to the maintenance of departmental
        records, equipment, stock, etc.

    *   To develop professional skills by attending internal and
        external training programmes, conferences, seminars, and
        courses as appropriate.

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

Skills and Experience

    *   A recognised professional qualification in Paper
    *   A high level of manual dexterity
    *   An enthusiastic and flexible approach to work
    *   Knowledge of photographic and book conservation 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

    *   Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing

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

For further information regarding this position, please contact
Human Resources <recruitment [at] nmm__ac__uk>

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to

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

Closing date for the receipt of applications: 7 July 2006

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.

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

Virginia Llado-Buisan
Head of Paper Conservation
National Maritime Museum, London

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:59
                 Distributed: Wednesday, June 14, 2006
                       Message Id: cdl-19-59-028
Received on Wednesday, 7 June, 2006

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