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Position at University of Alberta

From: Frannie Blondheim <fblondhe<-at->
Date: Monday, October 26, 2009
Preventive Conservation Manager
Museums and Collections Services
University of Alberta Museums
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Competition No.: A10669809
Closing Date: Nov 13, 2009

The University of Alberta is seeking a highly skilled professional
for the position of Preventive Conservation Manager. The University
of Alberta is one of the largest collecting institutions in Canada
with more than 17 million objects and specimens in disciplines
ranging from art to zoology.  There are 35 collections that comprise
the University of Alberta Museums, an award-winning and leading
model for teaching, research, discovery learning, and access in
post-secondary institutions. Museums and Collections Services is an
academic support unit of the University of Alberta which leads the
development and implementation of campus-wide operational,
administrative and program delivery framework for university

Reporting to the Executive Director, Museums and Collections
Services, the Preventive Conservation Manager is accountable for:

    Leading the development and implementation of a preventative
    conservation strategy for the University of Alberta Museums to
    ensure that care of all collections meets national and
    international standards

    Assist with the development of long and short range facilities
    plans from a conservation perspective to ensure university
    museums are compliant with policy and museum standards of

    Providing conservation advisory services

    Assisting with the development of an emergency preparedness

    Assisting in the development of Collections Acquisition and
    Management Strategies for selected collections to ensure
    compliance with University of Alberta Museums and Collections

The ideal candidate will have:

    Graduate degree in art/artifact or collections conservation
    and/or collections management, with specialization in preventive
    conservation or one of the fields represented in the University
    of Alberta Museums

    Three to five years progressively responsible experience in a
    museum, university museum setting or museum advisory setting

    Comprehensive and current knowledge of preventive conservation
    theory and practice

    Excellent writing, planning, research, communication,
    organizational and project management skills

    Familiarity with national and international conservation
    organizations and strong network within the conservation

Core competencies including: achievement orientation, analytical
thinking, attention to detail, conceptual thinking, flexibility,
impact and influence, organizational awareness, business insight,
planning and initiative, self-confidence, self-development, sense of
urgency, team leadership and team cooperation

This full-time academic sessional position offers a comprehensive
benefits package and annual salary range of $52,500 - $87,500 which
is in accordance with the Sessional and Other Temporary Staff
agreement. This is a one year position with the possibility of
extension. Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae
no later than November 13, 2009.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those
individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Apply Online:


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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain
Standard Time of the closing date.


    Museums and Collections Services, Ring House 1
    University of Alberta
    Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E1
    Fax: 780-492-6185

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are
committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome
diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and
men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible
minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Frannie Blondheim
Associate Director
Museums and Collections Services
Ring House #1
University of Alberta
Edmonton Canada T6G 2E1
Mobile: 780-863-2849

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