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Position at Te Papa

From: Vicki- Anne Heikell <vickih>
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Conservator, History and Natural Environment
2 year contract
Te Papa
Wellington, New Zealand

We are looking for an experienced objects conservator to join Te
Papa's Conservation Team from May 2007 to 1 May 2009. This role
focuses on working with history and natural environment collections.

Te Papa has a wide range of collections. It has active acquisition,
loan and touring programmes and a regularly-changing exhibition
programme for a large number of galleries.  The Conservator History
and Natural Environment is involved in all these areas, supporting
the full appreciation and accessibility of objects from the History
and Natural Environment collections, and also pre-1960 sculpture
from the Art collections.

The Conservation Team of ten includes objects, textiles, paintings,
paper and preventive conservators.  This position works alongside
objects conservators responsible for ethnographic and contemporary
sculpture collections, and also works closely with collection
managers, curators, and mountmaking and transit preparators. The
conservation labs and workrooms are spacious and well equipped, and
a central collections information system, KE EMu, is used to manage
collection processes and documentation.

A recognised professional conservation qualification and 5 years'
experience as a conservator in a Museum/Art Gallery environment is
essential for this position.  You will enjoy working co-operatively
with other museum professionals, improving the well-being of
collections and finding creative solutions to making collections
accessible in safe and culturally-appropriate ways.  Te Papa is a
bicultural organisation - our conservators need to be able to
explore culturally-sensitive solutions to conservation issues and
respect cultural and community values.

Preventive conservation is important at Te Papa, but remedial
conservation is also an essential part of the role.  You will be
interested in a wide range of materials and in the challenges of
items of composite materials.  With such varied collections, it will
be useful to bring a range of remedial conservation techniques and
demonstrate an ability to draw on new approaches.

To find out more about the position please see
<URL:> or contact Gillian Andreae
<gilliana [at] tepapa__govt__nz>

Applications close 5pm Friday 9 March 2007

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