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Subject: Position at Bergen Museum, University of Bergen

Position at Bergen Museum, University of Bergen

From: Joanne Leigh Willey <jo.willey>
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Objects Conservator
Conservation Section
Bergen Museum
University of Bergen

The Bergen Museum, Cultural History Collections, at The University
of Bergen is offering a full-time, contract position for an objects
conservator until the end of November 2007, with the possibility of
extension/permanent appointment.

We are looking for an objects conservator with training and
experience in archaeological objects to join the conservation
section, which is responsible for the preservation and conservation
of the cultural history collections. There are conservation labs for
textiles, paintings and paper, archaeological, anthropological and
cultural historical objects in the section, and 6 permanent

This position would focus primarily on the conservation of
archaeological objects, such as extensive collections of objects
made of iron and other metals. It would include carrying out
preventive conservation measures; technical examination of the
objects, such as x-rays; analysis with techniques such as the
scanning electron microscope (SEM); conservation treatments and
documentation of the procedures carried out.

A graduate degree in objects/archaeological conservation from a
recognised conservation training program of 3-5 years duration is
required. A demonstrated ability to plan, carry out and document
conservation treatments is required, for example, in the form of a
conservation portfolio with copies of treatment reports or reports
on conservation projects. The ability to work in a team and
experience in this is essential. A driving license is also an

The salary level 35/42, code 1085/LR 22.1) is dependent on the
applicants work experience. A higher salary may be considered for
highly qualified applicants.

For further information please contact

    Knut Rio, Head
    The Cultural History Collections
   +47 55 58 31 12 [at] bm__uib__no

For the application procedure see


Electronic applications and CV are to be sent via the link "Apply
for this position" to University of Bergen. Do not send copies of
certificates and references until your are requested to do so.
Please do not send applications by e-mail.

The application should be marked 07/3205.

Closing date for application: 1 May 2007  (please note the 1 May
2007 is a public holiday in Norway so the 2 May 2007)

Jo Willey
Conservation Section
Bergen Museum
University of Bergen

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Received on Wednesday, 11 April, 2007

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