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Subject: Position at Museum Conservation Services Ltd

Position at Museum Conservation Services Ltd

From: Nicholas Burnett <mcs>
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Conservator, art on paper
Museum Conservation Services Ltd

Museum Conservation Services Ltd
<URL:> has a vacancy for an
enthusiastic conservator specialising in works of art on paper. We
are a busy commercial conservation studio working mainly from
museums, historic houses and institutions.

We work on a wide range of artworks including watercolours,
drawings, prints, pastels, manuscript maps and large items. The work
is varied and at times challenging. In date the material ranges from
the 15th century to the present day. The studio also carries out
some work on historic photographs and very occasionally a little
archival material. Artworks on parchment are also treated from time
to time. We do not expect expertise in all these areas. Training
will be given where necessary, including in the use of our
custom-built conservation equipment.

The successful candidate will work alongside several other paper
conservators in our spacious and well equipped conservation studios
near Cambridge in the UK. We are searching for an experienced 'bench
conservator' principally for practical conservation and restoration
work. If you are successful in this role there is the opportunity to
advance into a mixed practical/supervisory role.

In addition to studio-based work, we may also occasionally require
UK site visits for surveys/insurance recovery/advisory work. From
time to time we work on site abroad (flights, comfortable
accommodation and meals are provided plus an additional weekly

Applicants must have a BA or MA or equivalent, specialising in paper
conservation. In addition they will have a proven track record of
working to fixed estimates and deadlines and be able to work without
detailed supervision.  A willingness to carry on learning and
developing is important.

Starting salary: UKP19,000 - UKP24,000 according to qualifications
and experience. A discretionary incentive of UKP1,000 per year will
be paid for living locally.

The successful candidate must be eligible for employment in the UK
and should ideally have a full driving licence (not essential).

To apply please send a CV (stating current salary and including at
least two professional referees) to Nicholas Burnett
<mcs [at] paperconservation__co__uk>

Nicholas Burnett
Museum Conservation Services Ltd
Building 213,
Imperial War Museum Duxford,
Cambridge CB22 4QR

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:34
               Distributed: Wednesday, December 12, 2007
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Received on Tuesday, 11 December, 2007

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