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Subject: Position at Rijksmuseum

Position at Rijksmuseum

From: Bart Schindeler <b.schindeler<-a>
Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Junior Paper Conservator
Paper conservation studio
Conservation Department

36 hours per week

Deadline: 7 July 2014
Starting date: September 1, 2014

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 junior conservator is
responsible for the conservations of prints and drawings in the
collection.  The conservation of recent acquisitions of the print
room collection is another important task.  The paper conservation
team consists of the head of paper conservation, two paper
conservators, four conservators 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 prints and drawings 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 works of art on paper

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


    An academic degree in the conservation of paper

    A minimum of one year of practical treatment experience in the
    conservation works of art on paper

    Knowledge of current methods of the conservation and
    conservation documentation

    Knowledge of developments in the field of paper conservation

    A spoken and written command of the Dutch language (or a
    willingness to learn Dutch in the short term) and a command of
    two modern languages, of which one is English

    Familiarity with MS Office and Collection Management Systems


    Integrity in regards to conservation ethics and aesthetic issues

    Good social and communication skills

    A pro-active, analytical and problem-solving attitude

    A focus on the development of the profession

    A focus on service and flexibility

Terms and conditions of employment: The salary for this category 9
position will range from a minimum of Euro 2.567,- up to a maximum
of Euro 3,361 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.

As the National Museum of Art and History of the Netherlands, the
Rijksmuseum <URL:> holds canonical
collections of Netherlandish fine and applied arts and historical
artefacts from the Middle Ages onwards, supplemented by important
holdings of other European and Asian arts.  Its principal function
is to study, enhance and augment these collections and to present
them for the enjoyment and benefit of a broad national and
international audience.  The Rijksmuseum, which is staffed by some
600 employees, was reopened on 13 April 2013 after an intensive
refurbishment, and is attracting over two million visitors per year.

For more specific information about the position, contact

    Idelette van Leeuwen
    Conservation and Restoration Department
    +31 20 6747113

For questions regarding the application procedure, contact

    Bart Schindeler
    HR Advisor
    +31 20 6747324

Applications: EU citizens are invited to apply.  Please e-mail your
application (letter, cv and list of publications) to
vacatures<-a t->rijksmuseum< . >nl with the title of the position in the
subject line before July 7, 2014.  We plan to have interviews in the
week of July 21, 2014

Bart Schindeler
HR department
Museumstraat 1
Postbus 74888
1070 DN Amsterdam
+31 20 6747 324

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:4
                   Distributed: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
                        Message Id: cdl-28-4-026
Received on Saturday, 28 June, 2014

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