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Subject: Position at Heritage Conservation Centre, Singapore

Position at Heritage Conservation Centre, Singapore

From: Joyce Foo <joyce_foo<-a>
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Chief Conservator
Heritage Conservation Centre
National Heritage Board, Singapore

The National Heritage Board (NHB) is recruiting a dynamic Chief
Conservator for Conservation Services Department (CSD).  CSD is part
of the Heritage Conservation Centre (HCC) under NHB.

The key function of the CSD is to deliver high standards of
professional conservation services through its interventive and
preventive conservation expertise.  The department conserves the
national collection and supports the exhibition needs of the NHB
museums.  Focus is placed on continuous professional development to
maintain and/or raise conservation standards through conservation
research or any other avenues.  The department also plays a role in
outreach activities to generate greater public awareness in heritage
preservation and contributes to lifting standards of conservation
practice in the industry.


You will assist the Director of HCC in leading, developing and
managing the team of at least 30 staff in CSD.  This role is
leadership/administrative in nature, which will require you to spend
less time on practical work.  Some of the key areas of
responsibilities include to:

    Set out the department's strategic roles and functions and to
    assist in the identification, mapping and execution of the mid
    and long-term strategic thrusts and action plan for the
    development of the department.

    Lead and oversee the department's operations such as overall
    resource management (including budgeting and staffing),
    operational policies and procedures and staff development.

    Develop relevant conservation capabilities that will serve HCC's
    evolving and emerging needs.

    Assist in the development of the Centre's conservation education
    and outreach programmes.


    Recognised heritage conservation-related degree with at least 10
    years of working experience in heritage conservation field.

    Experience in working in a museum or institution and managing a
    fairly large conservation department that handles a wide range
    of materials.

    Good track record and considerable exposure to organisational
    development and management functions, such as Chief or Principal
    Conservator, will be preferred.

    Strong project management skills.

    Possess excellent written and verbal communication, strong
    interpersonal skills and enjoy the challenges of working among
    technical experts.

    A self-disciplined, motivated person with leadership skills.

Work Location: The Chief Conservator shall mostly be based at HCC at
32 Jurong Port Road.

To apply, please email resume with subject title "Application for
Chief Conservator" to NHB_HR<-a t->nhb< . >gov< . >sg.

The closing date for application is 14 March 2014.

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Received on Thursday, 30 January, 2014

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