Job Posting: Conservator – Reynolds-Alberta Museum (Wetaswin, Alberta)

Job Title: Conservator
Competition Number: 1035019
Location: Reynolds-Alberta Museum – Wetasawin, Alberta
Full/Part-Time: Full-time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary Salary
Job Family: Culture/Recreation

Scope: Open
Closing Date: Sunday, April 10, 2016
Classification: Program Services 4
Ministry: Culture and Tourism
The Reynolds-Alberta Museum showcases the impact of land transportation, aviation, agriculture and industry on Alberta history.  We currently are seeking a Conservator on a one-year temporary basis.
As Conservator, you will be responsible for ensuring the collections of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum are preserved and displayed according to accepted museum standards for conservation, while finding an accepted balance between the presentation needs of the site and the needs of the collection. You will coordinate the preventive conservation strategy for the Reynolds-Alberta Museum through research, assessment and documentation, collection monitoring and conservation treatment.
As the successful candidate, you will use your research skills and familiarity with the museums’ themes and mandate to help determine the preservation requirements of the collections. You have expertise in undertaking conservation treatments, providing environmental and collection monitoring, implementing an integrated pest management system, delivering training and support for preventative conservation activities, conducting applied research, and completing documentation of conservation activities. You can assess hazards and identify factors involved in the deterioration of historic objects, recognize insect infestation, and implement preventive and remedial techniques to clean and stabilize objects that are at risk. You also have experience in designing and constructing custom mounts and can provide guidelines for exhibit display standards.
A university degree plus graduation from a recognized conservation program is required, as well as a minimum of 2 years practical experience in a conservation lab environment.
$2,775.64 to $3,638.48 bi-weekly (~$72,444.20 to $94,964.33 annually)
This position involves the successful candidate to be available to work some evenings, regular weekends and special events. The ability to travel utilizing government vehicles is required. This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across government.
The Alberta Public Service is currently utilizing competency evaluation in the recruitment process. Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans.  We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. For more information on the APS Competency Model and how it is used, please visit the CHR Competency page.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter and resume are submitted as one file. Ensure you quote the competition number and save using the naming convention of your first then last name (Joe Smith_competition number). Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to Human Resources, Culture and Tourism, 7th Floor Standard Life Centre, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J4R7. Fax: (780) 422-3142. If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Sara Volpe, HR Consultant, at
Closing Statement
We thank all candidates for their interest.  All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position.  Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS). It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.