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Subject: Position at Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Position at Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

From: Johanna Olafsdotter <jolafsdotter<-at->
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Head of Conservation
Museum of Islamic Art, Doha (Qatar)

The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha opened to great acclaim in December
2008.  It houses one of the world's most distinguished and important
collections of Islamic art ranging from Spain to Central Asia and
India, dating from the 7th to the 19th centuries, and encompasses
arts of all kinds. Particularly important are the collections of
early Qurans and other manuscripts, inlaid metalwork, carpets and

The Museum is seeking a highly experienced candidate with energy and
motivation for the full-time position of Head of Conservation. The
Head of Conservation manages the staff and activities of the
Conservation Department, including the evaluation of the
collection's needs and development of short and long-term
conservation priorities in the management of the collections care
program.  The Head of Conservation directs all administrative duties
related to the operations of the department, coordinates work with
annual targets and develops the Conservation Department in line with
the strategic aims of the MIA

The Head of Conservation serves as the Museum's chief spokesperson
on conservation issues and works in close collaboration with staff
across the museum particularly those in the curatorial,
registration, exhibitions and galleries teams.

The ideal candidate will have a significant record of conservation
and management experience and a proven ability to lead, motivate and
manage a team of professionals.  The candidate will bring energy and
vision and will be able to design effective policies and procedures
for meeting the Museum's obligations with regard to the care and
preservation of its collections.

The Conservation Department is part of the MIA Collections Division,
which also includes the Curatorial, Exhibitions, Registration, and
Galleries Departments. The Collections Division is managed by the
Deputy Director Collections, who reports directly to the Director of
the Museum.

The post is full-time, based in Doha, and attracts a competitive
salary and benefits package.

Application instructions:

Applications by February 25, 2013 should include a covering letter,
a full CV and the names of two referees.  A job description for this
position can be obtained by emailing Samah Checkli

Please send applications (and any enquiries) by email to:

    Dr. Ilka Schacht
    Deputy Director Collections

Johanna Olafsdotter
Museum of Islamic Art
Doha, Qatar

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:38
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Received on Tuesday, 12 February, 2013

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