Job Posting: Conservator – Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem

Job postings ImageThe Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem anticipates hiring for the position of Objects Conservator to care for in-house collections and loans held at the facilities at Givat Ram, Jerusalem. Our collections focus mainly on archaeological objects from the ancient Middle East, Mesopotamia and Egypt, and include materials such as ceramics, stone, glass, wood, ivory/bone and metals. The conservator will work with the museum registrar and curatorial team to maintain up-to-date records of the collection and with the museum designer and the maintenance team to install and dismantle exhibitions.
Conservator duties:

  1. Recording and photography of objects and maintaining digital records (both for in-house objects and for incoming or outgoing loans)
  2. Conservation (preventive and interventive) of objects and collections
  3. Environmental monitoring and control (RH, temperature and lighting)
  4. Storage and display improvement
  5. Conservation Lab maintenance: ordering supplies and maintaining tools in working order, as well as dealing with the annual safety inspection. Applicants should have an understanding of chemical health and safety issues.
  6. Cooperation with the museum designer in installing and dismantling exhibitions and improving the permanent display.
  7. Cooperation with visiting researchers (preparing objects for research and following up on the information given by the visitors regarding objects in the collections)
  8. Cooperation with the museum registrar and the curatorial team to further establish museum records for objects and collections

Requirements include:

  • Fluency in English and Hebrew both oral and written
  • A degree in conservation with a specialization in archaeological objects
  • 5+ years work experience in conservation of archaeological material, both inorganic and organic
  • Computer proficiency (Office windows programs, Photoshop and digital photography are a must. Experience with collection databases or FileMaker Pro will be a desirable addition)
  • Ability to work both independently in and with other museum staff as necessary

Cover letters and full Curriculum Vitae should be sent to: