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Subject: Position at Rijksmuseum

Position at Rijksmuseum

From: Lieke Boers <l.boers<-a>
Date: Monday, October 20, 2014
Watch and clock conservator
conservation Department of Metal

The conservator will be appointed on a project basis, for the period
of five years.

The feature is classified in group 10 and the salary, depending on
qualifications and experience, minimum Euro 2800, and maximum Euro
3663, for a full working week of 36 hours, excluding 8% holiday
allowance and year-end bonus.  The Museum CAO applies.

The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands.  The collection
contains 1.1 million (art) objects from and relating to the
Netherlands from the Middle Ages until the 20th century.  The
completely renovated museum has opened its doors to the public and
receives over two million visitors a year with a stunning building,
surprising decor, beautiful exhibitions, lively events and many
pleasant facilities for young and old.

The Conservation Department, housed in the Atelier Building, aims to
reach an internationally recognized position in the museum world, in
which conservation, restoration and scientific research in
collaboration with conservators and research scientists forms an
essential part.

Function information: The Rijksmuseum has an important collection of
watches and clocks, representing all periods.  You have the
responsibility for this collection, and will create a conservation
plan in close cooperation with both the Head of the Metal department
and the responsible curator, and also set priorities for the
preservation of the collection housed in the depot in Lelystad.

The following tasks are expected of you:

    Monitor the physical state of the collection, in order to
    recognize threats to the condition and take corrective
    preventive action

    Carry out conservation, restoration and associated research

    Collaborate in research related to the collection of clocks and
    watches with colleagues and / or scientific researchers.  The
    results will be documented in writing and with images

    Provide contributions to the development of methods, techniques
    and ethical and aesthetic criteria for research and
    implementation of conservation treatments.


    BA / MA or MSc in conservation, with a specialization in watches
    and clocks

    A broad knowledge of conservation/restoration methodology and

    Knowledge of analytical methods useful for research on watches
    and clocks

    Experience in performing watch and clock restoration and
    documenting results

    Fluency in Dutch and English, spoken and written (if not Dutch
    is the official language, the candidate is expected to be
    willing to learn the Dutch language)

    Social and communication skills

    Analytical and problem-solving skills

    Focus on development

    Service-oriented, flexible and stress-resistant

For further information, please contact

    Dr. Robert van Langh
    Head of Conservation and Restoration
    +31 20 6747233

For questions regarding the application procedure, please contact

    Lieke Boers
    personnel officer
    +31 20 6747304


Applications (letter and CV) may be sent by e-mail to
vacatures<-a t->rijksmuseum< . >nl with the job title in the subject line, at
the latest 25 October 2014.

Museumstraat 1
Postbus 74888
1070 DN Amsterdam

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