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Position at British Museum

From: Catherine Higgitti <chiggitt<-a>
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Preventive Conservator
Department of Conservation and Scientific Research
British Museum

Permanent (Full Time) Contract
Salary: GBP 24,625 per annum

The Museum is looking to recruit a Preventive Conservator to work as
part of a team of museum professionals responsible for the delivery
of a comprehensive preventive conservation programme and service for
the museum's collection.  This is achieved through a combination of
on-going activities, special projects, provision of technical
support, training, specialist advice and communication.

Key areas of responsibility:

    To help provide a comprehensive and unified preventive
    conservation service for the museum's collections, in
    collaboration with a wide range of internal stakeholders,
    building and maintaining relationships to embed the Conservation
    Policy at all levels of the museum.

    To proactively support the delivery of the museum's risk
    management programme, through the identification and assessment
    of relevant risks; and to support the development of mitigation
    strategies together with internal stakeholders taking the
    museum's business needs into account.

    To assist in the delivery of projects as set out in the annual
    plan to high professional standards through the provision of
    expert advice, guidance and problem solving with respect to the
    preservation of the collection; participation in the planning of
    exhibitions, loans and storage.

    To collect, interpret and report data and evidence to inform
    decision making in the context of display, storage, loan and
    transportation.  You will also help to deliver the museum's
    materials testing service to ensure that objects are not
    compromised by the presence/production of harmful compounds

    To assist in the preparation and delivery of training courses in
    preventive conservation management of the collection,
    environmental monitoring and housekeeping.

Person Specification: The successful candidate will have a
recognised professional qualification in preventive conservation,
conservation or heritage science (or equivalent experience) with
practical experience in preventive care of museum or heritage
collections.  You will have good knowledge of current conservation
practice and ethical standards and a demonstrable ability to solve
complex problems.  The ability to communicate effectively at all
levels of the museum and with a wide range of external stakeholders
is essential for this post as is the ability to prioritise own
workload and solve complex problems.

The Museum is looking to appoint a candidate who, ideally, is able
to start in February 2015.

For further information or to apply for this role, please go to


If you have any queries regarding this role, please email
bm<-a t->penna< . >com or call +44 845 601 1124quoting the job reference
number 1441559.

Closing date: Tuesday 11 November 2014, 12pm Noon

Dr Catherine Higgitt
Head of Science
Department of Conservation and Scientific Research
The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3DG
+44 20 7323 8679
Fax: +44 20 7323 8276
Mobile: +44 781 4472 586
BB: +44 7812 677 091

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:21
                 Distributed: Friday, October 24, 2014
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Received on Tuesday, 21 October, 2014

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