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Subject: Position at Heritage Conservation Centre, Singapore

Position at Heritage Conservation Centre, Singapore

From: Janice Teng <janice_teng<-at->
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Conservator (Textiles)
Heritage Conservation Centre (HCC), Singapore

The National Heritage Board (NHB) preserves, presents and promotes
the cultural heritage of Singapore. Our mission is to play the roles
of safeguarding and promoting the heritage of Singapore's diverse
communities, for the purpose of education, nation-building and
cultural understanding.

The Heritage Conservation Centre (HCC) is a purpose-built facility
for the storage and conservation of all artworks and artefacts under
the care of NHB. Conservation comprises 4 specialisations; objects
conservation, paintings conservation, paper conservation, and
textiles conservation. We are now seeking candidates for the
Conservator (Textiles) position.

Job Description

The main responsibilities are:

    Undertake assessment, documentation, and conservation treatments
    to artworks and artefacts of Textiles from the NHB collection

    Extensive practical work on variety of Textiles

    Experiences in mounting and display of a variety of Textiles

    Participate in HCC's and NHB's public consultation and education

    Manage and/or implements preventive conservation projects,
    including environmental monitoring and pest management relating
    to collections care in storage, on loan and on display

    Perform conservation analysis and tests

    Participate in planning teams for local/ overseas exhibition and
    gallery development; an

    Close supervision and coaching of direct or indirect

Brief description of collection: At HCC, you will be presented with
the opportunity to conserve a diverse collection of textile from
Southeast Asia and Asia while coordinating preventive conservation
projects and participate in exhibition planning teams of the
National Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, Peranakan
Museum, Singapore Art Museum / 8Q and National Art Gallery.

The textiles in NHB collections broadly include historic, cultural,
ethnographic textiles in Southeast Asia / Asia region. A Textiles
Conservator can expect to come in contact with Southeast Asian
textiles, Peranakan embroidery and beadwork, Cheongsam and
contemporary objects.

Work location and arrangement: The conservator shall mostly be based
at HCC at 32 Jurong Port Road. The conservator shall be working in
the Textiles Conservation team in HCC. There are currently 7 other
conservators who work intensively on the collections. The Centre
encourages cross disciplinary interaction hence the Textiles
Conservators are encouraged to leverage on the other areas of
expertise that are currently in HCC to enhance the conservation
decision-making process.

Qualifications and Other Requirements

    Candidate should have a recognized first degree (bachelor's or
    honours) or a Masters degree in Conservation, with years or more
    of relevant practical experience in Textiles Conservation

    Familiarity and experience with the regional and local
    ethnographical materials will be advantageous

    Is able to carry out practical work with high degree of manual
    dexterity and aesthetic sensitivity

    Possess strong verbal and written communication skills

    Possess initiative with ability to multi-task, organise and
    prioritise work

    Positive attitude, a strong team player who can share and also
    work independently when required

Strong interest in heritage and the arts

To apply, please mark "Conservator (Textiles)" on the envelop and
send your resume to

    National Heritage Board
    61 Stamford Road, #03-08,
    Stamford Court
    Singapore 178892

Or email resume with Subject title: "Application for Conservator
(Textiles)" to nhb_hr<-at->nhb<.>gov<.>sg.

The closing date for application is 30 November 2013.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:18
                Distributed: Thursday, October 24, 2013
                       Message Id: cdl-27-18-029
Received on Wednesday, 16 October, 2013

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