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Subject: Position at Museum of Archaeology, Stavanger

Position at Museum of Archaeology, Stavanger

From: Kim B. Davies <kim1da<-a>
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Archaeological Conservator
The Museum of Archaeology, Stavanger (Norway)

3-year vacancy
(Reference code 09/08)

Due to one of our archaeological conservators starting a 3-year PhD,
we seek a conservator for a 3-year vacancy commencing January 2009.

The work mainly entails the investigation and conservation of newly
excavated material. The work tasks will be varied however, and the
work is carried out in a cross-disciplinary context with close
co-operation with the archaeologists and environmental scientists.
The work tasks will consist of both active and preventive
conservation of all types of archaeological material (wood, textile,
bone/horn, amber, glass, all metals, stone), and field-conservation.

The Department of Conservation has well-equipped and spacious modern
conservation laboratories. It employs seven conservators working
with the conservation of archaeological and social historical
artefacts, stone (including rock carvings) and paintings. The
department has extensive knowledge and experience with the making of
casts, models and copies in addition to active and preventive
conservation of most types of materials. We can offer an exciting
and good workplace.

The applicant should have an MA in conservation, though candidates
with a BA in conservation are also welcomed to apply. Experience
working with archaeological material is essential. Should also have
practical remedial and/or preventive conservation skills,
communication and interpersonal skills. The applicant should be
self-motivated and able to work independently and in a team.
Excellent IT, organisation and documentation skills. The applicant
should be able to read and write one of the Scandinavian languages,
or be motivated to learn Norwegian.

The post is remunerated as a Department Technician (1085), currently
NOK 316 800-384-600 per annum, depending on qualifications and
experience. A deduction of 2% goes to the National Pension Fund. A
higher salary may be contemplated for the exceptionally
well-qualified applicant.

Beginning 1 January 2009 the Museum of Archaeology Stavanger, will
become a university museum, with the University of Stavanger (UiS)
as the new employer. Stavanger is a beautiful, friendly and
happening city on the West coast of Norway. See our homepage for
more information on the museum and Stavanger


For more information about the position please contact the head of
department, Bitten Bakke on +47 51 84 60 65 or +47 913 95 925.

If you would like to work at the Museum of Archaeology Stavanger,
please send your CV to:

    Museum of Archaeology, Stavanger
    Postboks 478 Sentrum
    4002 Stavanger
    ams<-a t->ark< . >museum< . >no

Please put the reference number 09/08 on your CV.
Closing date: Nov. 5, 2008

The Museum of Archaeology, Stavanger (Norway) seeks

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