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Subject: Position at Canadian Museum of Civilization

Position at Canadian Museum of Civilization

From: Silvia Kindl <silvia.kindl<-at->
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Please post the following job opportunity at the .

Conservator, E6
Canadian Museum of
Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
(in the National Capital Region)

Permanent Full-Time Position
$51,380 - $64,228
Position Number 8685

The Collections Management and Planning Division is currently
seeking a dynamic individual who will, under the supervision of the
Head of Conservation, provide conservation expertise to exhibition
project teams, collections, curatorial and other staff, in the area
of artifact conservation, with a specialization in ethnographic
conservation; carry out preventive conservation activities including
inspecting and monitoring artefacts, reviewing exhibit plans and
facility reports; organise, instruct and supervise the activities of
additional personnel in the ongoing care and conservation of Museum
collections and other objects in support of the various public
programmes and other functions of the Museum and perform other
related duties as required.

As the ideal candidate, you hold a Masters Degree in Conservation or
equivalent experience.

You possess knowledge of:

    The scientific theories, principles of conservation

    Processes and practices in the field of artifact conservation

    Specialization in ethnographic conservation is an asset

    Occupational health and safety principles and practices

    Various computer application software including MS Office Suite
    (word processing (Word), electronic spreadsheet (Excel),
    presentation (Power Point) and electronic mail (Outlook)) and
    database software such as Ke Emu

You have experience in:

    Providing expertise in the physical care and preservation of
    museum collections

    Carrying out detailed examinations of artefacts with the aid of
    technical equipment in order to determine appropriate
    conservation treatments

    Recommending and carrying out treatments on artefacts, including
    estimating costs or time for treatment of artefacts

    Working within an exhibit team to produce museum exhibitions

    Directing contractors and/or students in the performance of
    treatments and other conservation activities/projects

    Writing reports and providing workshops or presentations on
    related conservation topics

The following core competencies, which are a deciding measure of
success for this challenging opportunity, are: Analytical Thinking;
Client Focus; Concern for Order and Quality; Expertise; Flexibility;
Information Seeking; Teamwork and Cooperation.

External candidates can access definitions of these Core
competencies on our web site. CMCC's employees can access the
employee's Infocenter/CMCC Core competencies Dictionary on the

This position requires an enhanced reliability check and a
requirement to speak either French or English. For a detailed
definition of the linguistic level required, access our web site.
Please note that this position is open to CMCC employees, external
candidates and applicants of our inventory.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation is committed to the
principles of Employment Equity and to achieving a workforce which
is representative of the Canadian population. We strongly encourage
candidates to self-identify if they are an Aboriginal person, a
member of a visible minority group or a person with a disability.

We thank all candidates for showing interest in our Corporation;
however, only retained candidates will be contacted.

The Corporation may inventory the information received from
candidates for other similar positions.

Interested in this opportunity? Please apply no later than
May 1, 2009 at 4pm as instructed


under "Current Job Opportunities".

Silvia Kindl
Head, Conservation
Collections Management and Planning
Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation
100 rue Laurier
Quebec K1A 0M8
Fax: 819-776-8300

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:58
                  Distributed: Sunday, April 12, 2009
                       Message Id: cdl-22-58-030
Received on Wednesday, 8 April, 2009

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