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Subject: Position at British Museum

Position at British Museum

From: Catherine Higgitt <chiggitt>
Date: Friday, August 31, 2007
Conservation Scientist (12 month fixed term contract)
Department of Conservation, Documentation and Science
British Museum

UKP 21,146 pa

The British Museum is currently recruiting for a Conservation
Scientist to work within the department of Conservation,
Documentation and Science. This post will involve responsibility for
analytical, materials testing and monitoring duties and provision of
technical assistance to promote best practices throughout the Museum
for the preservation and conservation of the collections with
scientific research and other investigations related to the
conservation and preservation of the collections of the British

The ideal candidate will have a strong science background and
interest or experience working in the areas of conservation science
and/or preventive conservation. You will have an interest in the
deterioration and conservation of historical and archaeological
artefacts, with a particular emphasis on the impact of environmental
factors on the preservation of such objects. You will ideally have
experience in assessing and monitoring all aspects of environmental
conditions (including light, relative humidity, temperature, air
monitoring, etc) and in undertaking materials testing and in
delivering a preventive conservation strategy

The Museum is looking to appoint a candidate who is able to start as
soon as possible and interviews are likely to be held towards the
end of September/beginning of October.

For further information and an application pack, please go to
<URL:>, email
bm [at] peoplemedia__co__uk or telephone +44 845 601 1124, quoting
reference 73455W.

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 19 September 2007

The British Museum is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Received on Friday, 31 August, 2007

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