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Position at Fitzwilliam Museum

From: Linda Brooklyn <lmb26<-a>
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2008
Objects Conservator: Ancient Greece and Rome
The Fitzwilliam Museum

Research Associate
Unestablished post
Grade 7

Salary range UKP25,888 - UKP33,780 per annum
Limit of tenure: funds are available for a period of two years

The Fitzwilliam Museum, the principal museum of the University of
Cambridge, is engaged in a radical re-display of its internationally
significant collection of Greek and Roman objects. Underpinning this
exciting project is a joint research programme with the Faculty of
Classics, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Its
principal aim is to link university-based research into classical
art and culture with museum-centred investigation and display.

An Objects Conservator is required to join the team of curators,
conservators and University academics working together on the
project. The successful applicant will undertake condition
assessment and conservation of objects for the new displays. An
important part of this process will be detailed technical
examination to clarify aspects of ancient technology and later
restoration. He or she will therefore also be required, with support
from other team members, to undertake research into ancient
materials and technology, and where appropriate into nineteenth- and
early twentieth-century restorers and restoration methods. The
post-holder will be expected to communicate the results of both the
practical conservation work and the research to academic and more
general audiences, and to contribute material to relevant sections
of the Museum's expanding website.

The successful applicant will have a recognised qualification in
objects conservation and at least 2 -3 years relevant work practice
(or at least 5 years equivalent experience). Experience of treating
archaeological objects and an excellent understanding of a wide
range of materials is essential, as is the ability to under-take
archival or library-based research, a knowledge of examination and
analytical techniques and the ability to discuss these with
specialists providing analytical support.

Closing date for applications: 31 August 2008
Planned interview date: Week starting 8 September 2008
Start date: 1 October 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter

Further details and application form PD18 are available at
<URL:> or phone
+44 1223 764840.

Candidates are asked to send their CV with a completed form PD18,
nominate three referees and return these documents with a covering
letter to

    Linda Brooklyn
    The Fitzwilliam Museum
    Trumpington St
    Cambridge CB2 1RB
    lmb26<-a t->cam< . >ac< . >uk

The University welcomes diversity and is committed to equality of

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are
eligible to live and work in the UK

Linda Brooklyn
Personnel and Workforce Development Manager
Fitzwilliam Museum

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