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Subject: Position at Rijksmuseum

Position at Rijksmuseum

From: Bart Schindeler <b.schindeler<-a>
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Junior Conservator of Photographic Materials
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

36 hours per week

Closing date: 23 April 2014

The Rijksmuseum is the national museum of the Netherlands.  Its
collection includes 1.1 million works of art and objects from and
about the Netherlands from the Middle Ages up to and including the
20th century.  The Print Room of the Rijksmuseum holds an extensive
photograph collection consisting of more than 150.000 photographs,
photo books and albums.  In 2014, the museum will open its new
exhibition wing with a Photography Gallery, presenting to the public
its rich holdings in this field.

The Paper Conservation Studio of the Conservation Department of the
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam seeks a Junior Conservator of Photographic

Job Description: The junior conservator works in the team of the
paper conservation studio that is responsible for the conservation
and restoration of objects in the collection in such a way that they
remain of the desired quality now and in the future.  The paper
conservation team consists of the head of paper conservation, two
paper conservators, a conservator of photographic materials and two
conservation technicians, with other conservators and interns being
employed on a project basis.

The main tasks of the candidate are:

    To assist in monitoring the physical condition of the collection
    in order to recognize (possible) decay in a timely manner and to
    take remedial action accordingly

    To perform conservation and restoration following instructions,
    including keeping written and photographic conservation
    documentation following professional standards

    To mount photographs in protective housings for storage, use in
    the study room and exhibitions

    To contribute to the development of methods and research for the
    conservation and restoration of photographs in all forms since

    To contribute to projects by attending meetings and
    participating in development, execution and related


    An academic degree in the conservation of photographs

    A minimum of one year of practical treatment experience in the
    conservation and restoration of photographs from a variety of

    Knowledge of current methods of the conservation of photographs

    A spoken and written command of Dutch (or a willingness to learn
    Dutch in the short term) and a command of English

    Familiarity with MS Office and Collection Management Systems


    Good social and communication skills

    A pro-active, analytical and problem-solving attitude

    A focus on development of the profession

    Integrity in regards to conservation ethics and aesthetic issues

    A focus on service and flexibility

Terms and conditions of employment: The salary for this category 9
position will range from a minimum of EUR 2,542 up to a maximum of
EUR 3,328 monthly (gross) for a full-time working week (36
hours/week), depending on education, training and experience, and is
exclusive of holiday allowance (8%) and end-of-year bonus.  The
position is initially for the length of one year, however, depending
on its success, a continuation of the contract for two successive
years is possible.

For more specific information about the position, contact

    Idelette van Leeuwen
    Head of Paper Conservation
    +31 20-6747113

For questions regarding the application procedure, contact

    Bart Schindeler
    HR Advisor
    +31 20-6747324

Applications: Please e-mail your application (letter and cv) to
vacatures<-a t->rijksmuseum< . >nl before with the title of the position in
the subject line before 23 April 2014.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:31
                Distributed: Thursday, February 6, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-27-31-046
Received on Tuesday, 4 February, 2014

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