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Position at Fitzwilliam Museum

From: Linda Brooklyn <lmb26<-a>
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Conservator of Manuscripts and Printed Books
Fitzwilliam Museum

UKP34,233 - UKP45,954

The Fitzwilliam Museum houses the principal collections of art and
antiquities of the University of Cambridge, and holds over half a
million objects in its care.  The Department of Manuscripts and
Printed Books (MSSPB) preserves the finest museum collection of
illuminated manuscripts in the world outside the Vatican Museum, one
of the most important collections of manuscript and printed music in
this country, fine printed books, literary autographs and
correspondence.  It is also responsible for the Museum's archives.
The collections total upwards of 132,500 objects: 1,000 illuminated
manuscripts and leaves; 1,500 music volumes; 20,000 rare printed
books, over 80,000 literary autographs and correspondence.  There
are over 30,000 items in the Museum's archives.  The Conservator of
Manuscripts and Printed Books participates in the Museum wide
Collections Care Programme.  This post is part of the Conservation
Division, led by the Assistant Director, Conservation.

There is a special link with Trinity College library and the college
provides funding for the Museum to undertake work for Trinity

The successful candidate would undertake the technical examination,
analysis, research, interventive and preventive conservation of
works on parchment and paper, for the Department of MSSPB, including
medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, fine printed books
dating from 15th to the 21st century, manuscript and printed music,
literary autographs and archival material.

Management of the conservation studio will be part of this role as
will be preparation of and contribution to applications for funding
and other projects.  The ability to deal with people at all levels
in a professional manner is critical as is a mutually flexible,
supportive and collaborative team working style

Candidates should have a relevant qualification in paper and
parchment conservation as well as a demonstrable track record of
work experience with similar collections.

The ability to manage work flow to deadlines, initiate and manage
conservation programmes and a sound grasp of conservation ethics are

Accredited status in the profession through ICON is preferred.

Closing date for applications:midnight Monday 20 October 2014

Planned interview date: 29 October 2014

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link
in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the
University's Job Opportunities pages.  This will route you to the
University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register
an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing
the online application form.

Any queries should be directed to recruitment<-a t->fitzmuseum< . >cam< . >ac< . >uk
or +44 1223 764840

Offers of employment will be conditional upon the satisfactory
outcome of a Security check.  Whether an outcome is satisfactory
will be determined by the University

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are
eligible to live and work in the UK

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