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Position at Norwegian University of Science and Technology

From: Daniela Pawel <daniela.pawel<-a>
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Metals Conservator (coins and medals)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Vitenskapsmuseet (Museum of Natural History and Archaeology) at the
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim,
Norway is seeking one conservator for its REVITA Project. The
position is a temporary, full-time post available for two years from
1 May 2008 with the possibility of extension.

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in
Trondheim represents academic eminence in technology and the natural
sciences as well as in other academic disciplines ranging from the
social sciences, the arts, medicine, architecture to fine arts.
Cross-disciplinary cooperation results in innovative breakthroughs
and creative solutions with far-reaching social and economic impact.

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and
Vitenskapsmuseet are legally responsible for the management of one
of Norway's largest systematic collections of natural and cultural

The REVITA Project is Vitenskapsmuseet's 10-year programme
(2006-2015) for the documentation, preservation, and security of all
the Museum's collections.

The REVITA project's conservators are be based in the Section for
Archaeology and Cultural History's Conservation Laboratory. The
Conservation Laboratory has a staff of eight including four
archaeological conservators, two paintings conservators, one
scientist and a section head. The laboratory has recently moved into
new facilities, which have been designed and equipped for the
conservation of a range of materials ranging from prehistoric
artefacts to cultural history objects. It also pursues the
development of methods, equipment and documentation for

This post is organised under the REVITA Archaeological Collections
sub-project. The contract period is two years form upstart with the
possibility of extension. The main task of the post-holder will be
to conserve the collections coins and medals.

The REVITA project is seeking a conservator who can work
independently, demonstrate initiative and work well with others. The
position is open to graduates in objects conservation ideally
specialising in the treatment of metals from a recognised
conservation training programme of 3-5 years' duration. Previous
conservation work experience will be prioritised.

Further details regarding the post can be obtained from

    Jon Anders Risvaag,
    +47 73550511,
    jon.risvaag<-a t->vm< . >ntnu< . >no

    Roar Saterhaug
    +47 73592178
    roar.saterhaug<-a t->vm< . >ntnu< . >no

Please quote reference VM 2008/988 in all correspondence.

The position is remunerated between levels 36 to 50 in the Norwegian
State salary scale, gross salary NOK 292300 to NOK 367800 per annum
dependent upon qualifications. There is a compulsory deduction of 2%
for the Norwegian State Pension Fund.

The appointment will be made in accordance with the regulations in
force governing State Employees and Civil Servants. There is a
six-month trial period.

NTNU seeks to achieve a gender balance among its employees and
encourages women to apply. The national workforce must reflect the
composition of the population to the greatest possible extent. It is
therefore a major political objective of the Norwegian Government to
achieve balance of age and gender and recruit staff with an
immigrant background. Immigrants are encouraged to apply for this

Mark the application VM 2008/988 and send electronically via the
employment database <URL:>

Application deadline is 29 February 2008.

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