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Posted: Thursday, December 17th 2020
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Job Title:     Conservator: Western Art on Paper
Organisation:     The British Museum
Salary:     £27,586 p.a.
Type:     Full-Time Position
Location:     London, England
Closing Date:     Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
Job Ref No:     4972
Job Description:
The British Museum is seeking a Conservator: Art on Paper to join the Conservation department. The main purpose of this role is to care for the collection through a combination of interventive and preventive measures in support of the museum's operating plan, and to contribute to public outreach activities of the Conservation department. This role requires the post holder to have or be developing specialist knowledge in the area of paper conservation, specifically Western art on paper.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
• To contribute to the conservation of Western art on paper.
• To contribute to the preparation of objects for loan, exhibition, and permanent display.
• To contribute to the care of the collection through dedicated projects on collections in store.
• To assist with the care of the collection through documentation, surveys, data collection, analysis, and support at public events.
• To contribute to the conservation of materials / object types outside of own specialism as necessary.
• To work collaboratively with colleagues within the department.
• To contribute to the development of new preventive or interventive measures.
• To contribute to the department's outreach activities through public speaking and publishing,
• To assist with the development of ideas for potential funding bids.
• To act as an advocate for the museum.
• To work flexibly in line with museum priorities.
• Other duties as assigned.

Person Specification:
• Educated to undergraduate degree level in relevant field or equivalent experience alongside IT skills.
• Passed a colour vision test.
• Demonstrable practical skills in conservation relevant to role’s specialism as well as knowledge of: mechanisms involved in material deterioration, contemporary principles and practice in preventive conservation, conservation theory and ethical decision making, and relevant health and safety.
• Experience of working in a museum, gallery library or archive sector.
• Able to: undertake highly detailed tasks whilst under pressure, work to set objectives on time and budget, and independently.
• An effective communicator, both verbally and written, who can work collaboratively as part of a team as well as present work publically.
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Application Deadline: 12pm on 20th January 2021
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