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Subject: Position at National Museum of Science and Industry

Position at National Museum of Science and Industry

From: Leskard Marta <marta.leskard>
Date: Friday, June 23, 2006
Conservator, Inorganic and organic materials
National Museum of Science and Industry (NMSI)
based at Wroughton, Wiltshire, UK

UKP22,410-UKP29,468 p.a.

NMSI Wroughton is one of the four sites that compromise the National
Museum of Science and Industry (the others being the Science Museum
in London, the National Railway Museum at York and the National
Museum of Photography, Film and Television at Bradford). It is a 568
acre site, a re-purposed WWII airfield in an area of outstanding
natural beauty. The Science Museum Wroughton is the large object
storage facility for the National Collections of the Science Museum.
The whole spectrum of collections of scientific and technological
interest are stored and conserved here ranging from the Lockheed
Constellation airliner to early computers, from bicycles to the last
printing press off Fleet Street, from MRI scanners to hovercraft.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team. You will be
responsible for the preservation and presentation of large object
collections for access, exhibition, loan and study. You will carry
out surveys of the collections, assessing their conservation needs,
prepare condition reports and maintain records. You will carry out
both routine and specialized programmes of conservation for the
objects, complying with best professional practice and will
undertake research projects to enhance the knowledge of large object
conservation. You will also supervise junior staff, students and
interns. With a relevant object conservation qualification (minimum
first degree) or equivalent practical experience and knowledge, you
will have a minimum of 2-3 years experience of working in a museum
or cultural heritage environment. You will have good communication,
team working and IT skills and the ability to use MIMSY XG or other
collections databases. You will also have the ability to use
appropriate equipment to handle and move large objects and won't
mind working in adverse and challenging conditions- some of the
collections are presently stored in unheated hangars.

For further information and a full job description, please visit

We regret we can only accept applications from candidates who have a
valid UK work permit. We can only respond to successful candidates.
No agencies.

Closing date: 11 August 2006. In shortlisting for interview,
priority will be given to candidates whose covering letters and CV's
explicitly demonstrate their suitability in terms of the full job

Marta Leskard
Manager, Collections Services
NMSI Wroughton
Hackpen Lane,
Wiltshire, SN4 9NS

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