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Subject: Positions at Antarctic Heritage Trust

Positions at Antarctic Heritage Trust

From: Elizabeth Meek <l.meek<-at->
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Conservators (5 positions)
The Antarctic Heritage Trust

Applications for the 5 positions listed below are open from
4 March 2013 - 5 April 2013

The Antarctic Heritage Trust is a New Zealand based charity
recognised internationally as the organisation which cares for the
expedition bases associated with the famed polar explorers Captain
Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton.

These bases, built between 1901 and 1911, are located in the Ross
Sea region of Antarctica.  The three wooden bases contain an
estimated 15,000+ artefacts consisting of objects made from a
variety of materials including timber, leather, glass and metal.
These sites are protected under the Antarctic Treaty System and have
been listed on the 100 Most Endangered Sites in the World.

The Trust has a major international conservation project underway to
conserve the bases and the artefact collections. It is world-leading
in terms of polar conservation. Since 2006 conservators have been
based year round at New Zealand's science facility, Scott Base,
conserving the artefact collections. Conservation work is carried
out both onsite at the bases (during summer months) and at Scott
Base (during summer and winter). Winter teams will have the
opportunity to visit the huts if logistics conditions permit.

The Trust is now calling for applications to work in Antarctica.
Because of the short term and specific nature of the contract,
applicants are required to have fluent spoken and written English.
Due to the range of artefacts needing conservation in 2013/14,
specialisms required differ for each contract.

Note: Winter 2014 is the last year Antarctic Heritage Trust will be
running a 6-month (approximately) on-ice winter conservation
programme as part of this current project. Summer 2014/15 will be
the last active summer on-ice conservation programme; applications
for this will be advertised in 2014.

Vacancy: Summer Conservator 2013/14 (approximately 6 month fixed
term agreement)

Fixed Term Agreement Dates: Approximately end of August 2013 to
beginning of February 2014 in Antarctica

Positions Available: 1 Conservator (to work in small team with
Programme Manager and Lead Conservator)

Expertise required: Tertiary Qualification in materials conservation
with minimum 2 years post-graduation work experience. Strong
experience in working with organics and in-organics; experience in
mount-making and object support; experience with collections in
uncontrolled environments; high levels of comfort in remote outdoor
locations.

Vacancy: Lead Winter Conservator 2014 (approximately 7 month fixed
term agreement)

Fixed Term Agreement Dates: Approximately beginning of February 2014
to mid August 2014 in Antarctica

Positions Available: 1 Lead Conservator (to lead 3 x winter
conservators)

Expertise required: Tertiary Qualification in materials conservation
combined with management experience. Metals and/or organics or paper
specialisms.

Vacancy: Winter Conservators 2014 (approximately 6 month fixed term
agreement)

Fixed Term Agreement Dates: Approximately beginning of February 2014
to mid August 2014 in Antarctica

Positions Available: 3 conservators

Expertise required: Conservators: Tertiary Qualification in
materials conservation with minimum 2 years post-graduate
experience: Metals, organics and paper are the specialisms required.
A strong social history collections background would be
advantageous.

Due to Antarctic logistics and operations please note these dates
may be subject to some change.

Extensive medical and psychometric testing will be required. A
salary will be paid as will travel to and from Antarctica.
Successful applicants will be employed by the Trust on a Fixed Term
Agreement.

For further information and application forms

    <URL:http://www.nzaht.org/AHT/Vacancies>

Lizzie Meek
Programme Manager - Artefacts
Antarctic Heritage Trust
Private Bag 4745
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand
Administration Building
International Antarctic Centre
38 Orchard Road
Christchurch, 8053
+64 3 358 0212


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