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Subject: Position at Dutch National Museum of Ethnology

Position at Dutch National Museum of Ethnology

From: Graeme Scott <graeme<-at->
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Objects / Mixed Materials Conservator
Dutch National Museum of Ethnology

The Dutch National Museum of Ethnology (Museum Volkenkunde)
<URL:> has a vacancy for a period of eight
months, to be filled immediately, for an Objects / Mixed Materials

This is a part-time position for 32 hours per week in the
Conservation and Restoration department, within the division of
Collections Management. The position-holder will work within an
existing team of three staff conservators on the daily tasks of the
department, which include:

Conservation of objects, carrying out condition surveys, assisting
in the preparation of exhibitions and loans, maintenance of
exhibitions and the integrated pest management program, database
information entry and maintenance, and other conservation-related
tasks as required.

Requirements: We are looking for a motivated and versatile
conservator who is able to work independently on assigned tasks.

The successful applicant will have a relevant degree and one to two
years working experience in conservation and museums.


    Knowledge of conservation treatments and materials relevant to
    ethnographic or mixed material collections

    Knowledge of preventive conservation and integrated pest
    management methodologies.

    Fluency in spoken and written English.

    Documentation writing skills / experience in working with common
    computer applications (such as Word, Excel and databases)

    Excellent communication and teamworking skills

    Good attention to detail

    Citizen of the European Union or having the necessary permission
    to work in the Netherlands.


    Ability to speak, read and write Dutch

What we offer: A part-time contract (32 hours per week) for eight

Terms of employment: Salary and benefits are according to the CAO
Verzelfstandigde Rijksmusea (collective agreement on working
conditions for employees of National Museums). Salary shall be set
according to age and experience.  (As an indication, for a 36 hour
week (fulltime) the salary would be between 2414 and 3159 euro per
month, before tax and deductions.)

For more information about the position, contact:

    Graeme Scott
    Head of Collections Management Division
    +31 71 5168786

Send your application, including cover letter, CV and, if possible,
university transcripts before May 15 2009 to:

    The National Museum of Ethnology
    attn: Marion van Haastregt, HRM-department
    PO Box 212
    2300 AE Leiden

Interviews are expected to take place at the end of May 2009

Graeme Scott
Head of Collections Management Division
National Museum of Ethnology
Leiden, Netherlands

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:61
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Received on Tuesday, 21 April, 2009

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