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Subject: Position at British Museum

Position at British Museum

From: Estelle Foilleret <estelle.foilleret<-a>
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
WCEC Activity Programme Conservator
Conservation and Scientific Research
British Museum

Part time: 3 days a week
Fixed Term: 3 years in duration
UKP29,395 per annum, pro-rata
Ref: 1435519

Over the next three years the British Museum will run an Activity
Programme in its new World Conservation and Exhibition Centre, with
the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.  This programme will
include Behind the Scenes visits, a community engagement programme
called Object Journeys, a Collection Skills Training Programme and a
Conservation Live web programme.  There is an exciting opportunity
for a new WCEC Activity Programme Conservator to contribute to the
communication of information about conservation and science research
at the Museum to the public, volunteers and participating partners.

Key areas of responsibility:

    To develop the timetable and content of the Behind the Scenes
    visits to CSR studios and science laboratories in collaboration
    with the WCEC Activity Volunteer Advisor and staff of CSR.  You
    will also develop and deliver training workshops to volunteers
    enabling them to deliver this programme

    To advise on conservation and science aspects during the
    development of the Object Journeys programme including working
    with external participants and curatorial staff in the selection
    of objects as well as undertaking condition assessments and
    practical conservation of objects for the programme

    To develop and deliver training workshops on preventive
    conservation for participants in the Collection Skills Training

    To develop conservation and science web content for Conservation

    To review the effectiveness of the CSR contribution to the WCEC
    Activity programme at regular intervals and to contribute to the
    overall assessment towards the end of the programme

Person Specification: The successful candidate will have
demonstrable practical skills and considerable experience.
Applicants will hold a recognised qualification in the conservation
of museum objects, and have experience post-qualification in the
conservation of museum objects as well as the application of
preventive conservation measures.  You will have a strong
understanding of conservation theory and ethical decision making and
a sound knowledge of all aspects of preventive conservation.  You
will be highly organised with excellent communication skills and the
ability to lead a team to deliver outcomes to an agreed standard and
time table.  An awareness of Health and Safety issues is essential
for this post.

About the British Museum: Founded in 1753, the British Museum's
remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history
and culture.  With over 6 million visitors in 2013, the Museum is
the top visitor attraction in the UK, and its world-famous
collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and
Egyptian mummies.

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse
workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including:

    Membership of the civil service pension scheme

    Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions

    Participate in private and public Museum activities, including
    talks by leading curators from around the world and
    behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for
    and manage their extraordinary collections

    Generous annual leave allowance

    Interest-free season ticket loan

    Child care voucher scheme

    Professional and personal development opportunities

    Employee Assistance Programme

    Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

If you are a positive individual, passionate about the Museum and
would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please
visit the website for further information and details on how to


Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Closing date: 10 October 2014, Midday

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:15
               Distributed: Saturday, September 13, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-28-15-018
Received on Thursday, 11 September, 2014

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