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Subject: Position at Royal Museums Greenwich

Position at Royal Museums Greenwich

From: Birthe Christensen <bchristensen<-at->
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Assistant Paper Conservator
The National Maritime Museum

One year contract with the possibility of extension for a further

Reporting to: Head of Paper, Painting and Frame Conservation Section

The National Maritime Museum is seeking a trained and enthusiastic
Paper Conservator to join a team of three other Paper Conservators.
The Paper, Painting and Frame Conservation Section is part of the
Conservation and Preservation Department.

Job purpose: The primary responsibility for the post holder will be
to undertake routine and straight forward conservation treatments on
a variety of paper based objects which may include manuscripts,
letters, journals, ship plans, maps, charts, books and other similar

Duties and Responsibilities:

    Undertake conservation treatment of the Museum's paper-based
    collections, within agreed work plans. Conservation treatment
    includes dry cleaning, removal of old repairs, paper repair,
    infilling and colour matching of missing areas.

    Undertake basic treatment to prepare artefacts for

    Undertake all treatments in line with Conservation Standards and
    code of ethics, using archival materials and appropriate

    Make custom-made folders to house treated items.

    Ensure that all assessments and treatments are recorded using
    the Museum's electronic database system MIMSY XG and
    photographic equipment.

    Work efficiently within a team to ensure projects are completed
    within a given time frame.

    Be aware of Health and Safety policy/Risk assessment and COSHH
    implications in particular when working with chemicals and
    machinery in the Studios.

Skills and Experience

    A recognised professional qualification in Paper Conservation

    A high level of manual dexterity particularly with reference to
    the safe handling of historic paper collections.

    Willingness to learn from and work alongside experienced Paper

    Good organisational skills, ability to plan and prioritise work.

    Good computer skills.

    Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing

    Awareness of COSHH and Health and Safety issues at the work

Terms and Conditions: Core hours of work will be 41 per week, 9am -
5pm, Monday to Friday, with an additional hour to be worked as
agreed upon with management.

Salary: UKP18,000 - UKP22,000 per annum

Closing date: 27 January 2013

For details of how to apply please visit


Birthe Christensen
Head of Conservation and Preservation
Royal Museums Greenwich
National Maritime Museum
Royal Observatory Greenwich
The Queen's House
Cutty Sark
London SE10 9NF
+44 208 8312 6504

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:33
                 Distributed: Sunday, January 13, 2013
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Received on Tuesday, 8 January, 2013

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