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Position at Fitzwilliam Museum

From: Linda Brooklyn <lmb26<-at->
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Assistant Conservator of Manuscripts and Printed Books, Research
Fitzwilliam Museum

Fixed Term contract until 31 December 2015 in the first instance

UKP24,049 - UKP27,047

The Fitzwilliam Museum houses the principal collections of art and
antiquities of the University of Cambridge, and holds over half a
million objects in its care. The Department of Manuscripts and
Printed Books (MSSPB) preserves one of the finest collections of
illuminated manuscripts in the world, one of the most important
collections of manuscript and printed music in the UK, fine printed
books, literary autographs and archives. The collections total
upwards of 132,500 objects: 1,000 illuminated manuscripts and
leaves; 1,500 music volumes; 20,000 rare printed books, over 80,000
literary autographs and correspondence, and over 30,000 items in the
Museum's archive.

The successful candidate will undertake research, technical
analysis, interventive and preventive conservation of works on
parchment and paper for the Department of MSSPB. The successful
candidate will work under the guidance of the Conservator of MSSPB
(Assistant Keeper) on materials including medieval and Renaissance
illuminated manuscripts, fine printed books dating from the 15th to
21st century, manuscript and printed music, literary autographs and

There is a special link with the Wren Library, Trinity College.
Under the supervision of the Conservator of MSSPB (Assistant
Keeper), the role holder will undertake conservation work on bound
material from Trinity College selected by the Wren Librarian.

Candidates should have a relevant qualification in book
conservation, and have practical and demonstrable experience with
collections of similar range and importance to those in the Museum
and the Wren Library.

A collaborative, supportive and flexible team working style is
essential. The ability to deal with people at all levels and in a
professional manner is crucial. A sound grasp of conservation ethics
and an ability to manage work flow to deadlines are required.

The role holder should hold, or be working towards Professional
Accreditation (PACR).

Further details and application form CHRIS/6 are available at


or via email to lmb26<-at->cam<.>ac<.>uk or +44 1223 764840

Closing date for applications:12 noon on Monday 2 September 2013

Planned interview date: Thursday 26 September 2013

Interested candidates should complete the CHRIS/6 application form
and return with a supporting statement and CV to

    Personnel and Workforce Development Manager
    The Fitzwilliam Museum
    Trumpington St,
    Cambridge CB2 1RB

The University welcomes diversity and is committed to equality of

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are
eligible to live and work in the UK.

Linda Brooklyn
Personnel and Workforce Development Manager
Fitzwilliam Museum

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