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Posted: Thursday, November 30th 2017
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Job Title:     Artefact Conservator
Organisation:     National Museums Scotland
Salary:     £28,292 - 30,766 p.a.
Type:     Full-Time Position
 Contract: 3 years
Location:     Edinburgh, Scotland
Closing Date:     Monday, December 18th, 2017
Job Ref No:     NMS17/764
Other Benefits:   membership of Civil Service pension scheme
Job Description:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Artefacts Conservator to join our busy and dynamic conservation team, caring for our internationally significant collections of over 12 million items. You will bring your expert conservation knowledge to our acclaimed exhibitions, displays and loans programmes. You will have particular experience and expertise in archaeological conservation, as the role will include working on the Galloway Hoard, newly acquired by NMS.

The Artefacts team works across several disciplines including archaeology, decorative arts, sculpture, ethnographic, military and Scottish History collections.
Required Skills:
You should have a recognised a conservation degree and able to work independently on the examination and treatment of artefacts, and advise on how to safely display and store them. This includes documenting conservation treatment and the condition of items, so good IT skills are required.

You will be a team player, who is able to work to tight deadlines and effectively plan, prioritise and risk assess your work programme. You will also have a passion for conservation and be able to communicate this to our audiences, and assist with the training of student interns and placements.

This is a fixed term post for 3 years.
Application Instructions:
To make an online application for this post and to find further details of this post and of all our vacancies please visit

It is anticipated that the selection event will take place on/around week commencing 15 January 2018.

Please note that CVs are not considered as/as part of applications and will not be forwarded to the shortlisting process.

National Museums Scotland is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer
Contact Name:     Ms Louise Dobson
Contact Tel:     0131 247 4094
Contact Fax:     0131 247 4314
Contact Email:
Address:     Chambers Street, Edinburgh, .  
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