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Subject: Position at Swedish National Heritage Board

Position at Swedish National Heritage Board

From: Jessica Lindewall <jessica.lindewall<-a>
Date: Friday, December 12, 2008
Conservation Scientist / Head of Material Analysis Unit
Department for Conservation
The Swedish National Heritage Board

The National Heritage Board has adopted a new organizational
structure from January 1, 2008. The appointment of the position;
head of Material Analysis, will accordingly take place during the
spring of 2009. The head of the new unit will play a central role in
the shaping of the unit for material analysis within the Department
for conservation. The department is housed in newly built facilities
located in Visby on Gotland, featuring well equipped state of the
art laboratories for conservation and material analysis.

The Department for Conservation is the information center for the
administration and preservation of cultural heritage, developing and
coordinating information resources for the cultural heritage sector
within the areas of artifacts, buildings and landscapes. The
endeavors of the department encompass preventive and practical
efforts, including a supportive and cooperative role with museums,
the archaeological sector, educational institutions and other

The Material Analysis unit is responsible for the field of
conservation science which entails the investigation of mechanisms
for the preservation of cultural heritage through advanced
scientific methods. This work demands historical and technical
knowledge, as well as expertise in material and natural science. It
includes the building and development of information networks,
reference collections and databases. A central role is to
communicate knowledge between the arts and sciences by translating
and adapting research results to the practical applications and
needs of cultural heritage.

Main Activities and Responsibilities: As head of the unit your role
will be to coordinate, in accordance with established goals and
guidelines, operations marked by a high level of planning,
leadership, collaboration and evaluation of unit activities. You
will be responsible for administrating and managing staff (6-8
positions) and budgeting for the unit. The position will be carried
out in close cooperation with the other unit heads, and with the
department head. You will also be able to both participate and lead
research projects in cooperation with other institutions and

Qualifications: The applicant shall have a background in natural
science and hold a PhD in a relevant field, or possess corresponding
qualifications. A deep interest, as well as documented skills, in
questions relating to cultural heritage, history and preservation
research is essential.  As is the ability to combine and utilize the
skills represented by the different professions within the
department. Past training and experience leading research projects
is also a merit. The successful candidate should have experience
with budget control and staff management, be of responsible
character with excellent social skills, and have the ability to
write and communicate well in both English and Scandinavian
language. An applicant lacking Swedish or another Scandinavian
language must show a commitment to learn Swedish within a reasonable
time period.

For further information contact the Head of Department Marianne
Lundberg or Unit Heads Gunilla Lagnesjo and Christian Runeby, or
Personnel Officer Lotta Israelsson. All of the above may be reached
by +46 8 51918000.

Please submit your application to

    Box 1114
    SE-621 22 VISBY

Or submit by e-mail to registrator<-a t->raa< . >se

Mark your application with ref. no: 114-3887-2008
Application deadline is 20-02-2008

For more information see


Jessica Lindewall
Archaeological Conservator / Laboratory Coordinator
The Swedish National Heritage Board
Department for Conservation
Box 1114
SE-621 22 Visby
+46 8 51918373

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:36
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Received on Friday, 12 December, 2008

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