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Subject: Position at British Museum

Position at British Museum

From: Catherine Higgitt <chiggitt<-at->
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2009
Conservation Scientist
British Museum

Contract: Fixed-term for six months in the first instance
UKP 21,245 - UKP23,902 pa (depending on experience)

The British Museum is currently recruiting for a Conservation
Scientist to work within the Department of Conservation and
Scientific Research. This post will include responsibility for
undertaking materials testing and carrying out environmental
monitoring duties. It will also involve offering technical
assistance to promote best practices throughout the Museum for the
preservation and conservation of the collections. In addition, you
will use a variety of scientific techniques to undertake research,
analytical studies and other investigations related to the
conservation and preservation of the collections of the British

You will have a strong science background and interest in or
experience of working in museum conservation science and/or
preventive conservation. You will have an interest in the
deterioration and conservation of historical and archaeological
artefacts, with a particular emphasis on the impact of environmental
factors on the preservation of such objects. You will ideally have
experience in assessing and monitoring all aspects of environmental
conditions (including light, relative humidity, temperature,
vibration, dust and pollutant gas/air monitoring, etc), in
undertaking materials testing and in delivering a preventive
conservation strategy. Experience in undertaking conservation
science-based research projects would be an advantage.

The Museum is looking to appoint a candidate who, ideally, is able
to start in mid-August and interviews are likely to be held on 9 or
10 July 2009.

For further information or a full application pack, please see


    Job reference: 76297W

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, 1 July 2009

The British Museum is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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