Job Posting: Digest 11/04/2016

JOB – PRINCIPAL CONSERVATOR PAPER AND BOOKS, Artlab Australia (Adelaide, Australia)

Duties: Artlab Australia conserves and preserves cultural heritage resources within South Australia, Australia and internationally. It is located in Adelaide, a city rich in the arts and cultural diversity – an integral part of Australia’s arts and heritage landscape. Artlab delivers its services to major organizations such as the Art Gallery of SA, the SA Museum, the State Library, and History SA, as well as to a range of smaller organizations and the general public. These services include preventive programs, remedial treatments, community support and education. Artlab Australia is seeking a new Principal Conservator who will manage paper, book and photographic conservation services for a broad range of state, national and international clients. This interesting and challenging team leader position involves managing the projects and workflows of a dynamic team of conservation staff who are working with a broad range of materials including works of art, books, maps, photographs and plans.
Special conditions: Intra and interstate travel and the provision of services on-site at client locations will be required together with some out-of-hours work. Some international travel may also be required. Engagement in this role may be subject to a satisfactory Department for Communities and Social Inclusion Criminal History Check or National Police Check. A renewal will be required every 3 years. Only Australian residents and applicants with appropriate work rights visas to work in Australia are eligible for appointment.
Additional notes: Applicants are required to submit via email a curriculum vitae and cover letter of no more than two pages, demonstrating their suitability for the role by addressing the selection criteria (Section B of the Role Statement). Applicants are to include the name, address and contact number of three current referees, one being your current line manager. Applicants are required to quote the vacancy number in the subject line of the email and application.
Essential qualifications: A degree in Conservation of Cultural Material or equivalent, specializing in Paper and/or Book Conservation coupled with extensive related experience.
For all inquiries and to submit your applications, please contact Heather Brown, +61 08-8207-7520,
More details:

  • Closing Date: November 7, 2016 at 12:00 noon
  • Reference 1605363
  • Salary: £28,460 per annum pro-rata
    Contract: Fixed Term: 1 year in duration (January to December 2017) (Full time)

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the British Museum for a Curator to research and make publicly accessible the Roman collections from Britain in support of the Museum Operating Plan, as well as the Museum Research and Display strategies.
As Curator, you will primarily lead on up-grading the documentation of the collection, improving the display of the collection in the gallery of Roman Britain and reporting on cases of Roman finds reported for export license or as Treasure. You will assist with public enquiries and will act as an advisor on external projects related to the Museum’s Romano-British collection.
The post-holder will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, with first-class knowledge of Romano-British artifacts and archaeology. You will have experience of fieldwork and excavation and previous roles will include university research, Fields Liaison Officer or working in a museum environment.
We are looking for an effective communicator who can present information to a variety of audiences in an engaging manner whilst working well as part of a team. You will be experienced in people/project/budget management and will have a publication history in peer-reviewed journals.
About the British Museum
Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. With over 6.8 million visitors in 2015, the Museum is the top visitor attraction in the UK, and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.
The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) requirements for all staff at the British Museum.
The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package.
If you are a positive individual, passionate about the Museum and would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please follow the “Apply now” link below where you will be directed to complete your application.
If you have any queries regarding this role, please email us at, or call +44 0845 601 1124. Please quote the job reference number in the subject line of any email and at the beginning of a call.
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  • Closing Date: November 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. GMT
  • Vacancy Ref: 037797
  • Location:The Library Annexe, South Gyle
  • Salary:£26,829 to £31,076 per annum

We are seeking a full-time Projects Conservator to work on a major collections rationalization project in connection with the development of the University Collections Facility at South Gyle. Based at South Gyle and the Main Library in George Square, you will be required to address the preventive and interventive conservation needs of rare books and archive collections.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual who holds a good honors degree or equivalent relevant experience with a conservation or preservation focus. Comprehensive knowledge of conservation working practices and procedures is essential, as is attention to detail, communication skills and commitment to long-term professional development.
This role will form part of a team of five new project posts being created to work on this key project. The project is crucial in ensuring the ongoing stability and discover-ability of collections and presents an excellent opportunity to gain relevant work experience within a dynamic and supportive work environment.
This post is offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis of 12 months.
Main Responsibilities

  • Undertake interventive conservation work in accordance with the project plan (Approx % of time: 50%)
  • Undertake preventive conservation work in accordance with the project plan (Approx % of time: 30%)
  • Advise on conservation-related issues associated with the project (Approx % of time: 5%)
  • Keep a full written and photographic record of all work undertaken and prepare reports for submission to the project stakeholders (Approx % of time: 5%)
  • Liaise with stakeholders and named individuals in the project plan regarding overall project deliverables in 1 – 4 above (Approx % of time: 5%)
  • Monitor the project budget and co-ordinate spending on conservation-related project materials as appropriate (Approx % of time: 5%)

For further information, please contact Lesley Bryson, University Collections Facility Project Coordinator, +44 0131 6515 275,
We anticipate interviews will be held in the week commencing 28th November 2016.
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  • Household / Department:Royal Collection Trust
  • Section / Branch: Fine Art and Library
  • Location: Conservation Studios, Shaw Farm Gate, Windsor
  • Start date: January 2017
  • End date: January 2018
  • Salary band: £27,000-31,000 per annum, pro rata
  • Hours of work: 5 per week

About the role
From care and conservation, to display and interpretation, our Pictures team is responsible for an unparalleled collection of nearly 8,000 paintings and 3,000 miniatures.
Joining a team of talented Paintings Conservators, you’ll be responsible for the delivery of all conservation activities relating to loans from the Paintings collection, as well as the treatment of paintings to be displayed within the Royal Residences.
Whether you’re planning a program of treatment for selected loans or working in situ, you’ll ensure our magnificent paintings can be displayed in their full glory.
You’ll fully assess paintings in the collection, compiling condition reports, and undertaking detailed examinations to determine any conservation treatment needed.
Working closely with internal colleagues and external contractors alike, you’ll be a key point of contact for advice and guidance, deciding which paintings are suitable for transport and display, and ensuring exceptional standards of collections care at all times.
You’ll also document all treatments and will make sure our expanding database is kept up-to-date. And, knowing that you’re enabling our paintings to be admired by a huge audience will be your biggest reward.
About you

  • With a post-graduate qualification in Paintings Conservation and significant conservation experience, ideally within a museum or art gallery environment, you’re exactly who we’re looking for.
  • Organized and flexible in approach, you’ll be adept at managing your time in order to meet deadlines.
  • Perceptive with great problem solving skills, we can rely on you to take initiative and make swift decisions when needed.
  • You’re an excellent communicator, and will enjoy engaging with people at all levels across our varied and talented team.
  • For this role, good manual handling skills will be needed, along with confidence working at heights and a full UK driving license.
  • A good command of relevant IT programs will be important too.
  • Above all, you’re driven to maintain the very highest standards of care in all that you do.

Interview date: Week commencing November 28, 2016
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JOB – PRESERVATION SERVICES MANAGER, Historic New England (South Berwick, ME, USA)
Location: Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center
Description:  The Preservation Services Manager, Northern New England, represents Historic New England in northern New England, with a focus on the work of managing the organization’s preservation easements in Maine, New Hampshire, and parts of Massachusetts. This position serves as the institutional expert regarding the history, legal background, and maintenance chronology of assigned properties enrolled within Historic New England’s Preservation Easement Program and monitors these properties to ensure ongoing compliance with preservation and conservation restrictions. This position responds to public inquiries about preservation easements, cultivates prospective easement properties, and makes internal and public presentations about preservation easements with the goal of growing this program. This position is also responsible for fostering positive relationships with external preservation partners and for serving as local resource for preservation issues within the assigned region of responsibility.
Qualifications: Requires a bachelor’s degree in historic preservation, art history, or architectural history with at least two years of job-related experience. Master’s degree in those fields listed above is preferred. Fully competent computer skills including use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, internet research, and email is required. GIS and CAD experience is preferred. Basic digital photography skills are required. This position requires regular travel to locations throughout New England. A valid driver’s license, a means of transportation, and ability to drive are requirements of the position.
Applications: Please send resume and cover letter to, or mail to Historic New England, 151 Essex Street, Haverhill, MA 01832 Attn: Human Resources.
Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages.
Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation.
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JOB – DIRECTOR AND CURATOR, Johns Hopkins University Homewood Museum (Baltimore, MD, USA)

  • Requisition #: 309855
  • Range PD, Level 4
  • Salary: $56,416 – $62,000
  • Contact: Human Resource Services: 443-997-5100

General Description
Homewood Museum, a Baltimore, MD landmark since 1801 and a historic house museum of Johns Hopkins University since 1987, is seeking a new director and curator (D/C) as it prepares for transformational changes in its interpretation and educational outreach. The university is seeking a visionary, energetic leader inspired by early Maryland history and the story of the Carroll family, with creation of connections to the current day and ideas for how a historic structure like Homewood can be kept vibrant and relevant.
Under the supervision and direction of the Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums, the D/C oversees and participates in all aspects of Homewood Museum operations, including development of strategic vision; academic programming and educational outreach; collections care, curation, and interpretation; fundraising and financial planning; marketing; facilities; and fostering staff, volunteer, board, university, and community relations.
Essential functions:

  • Provides strategic, visible, and inspirational leadership to the museum, including the staff (1 full time and several part time), many volunteers and docents and other staff in development and communications in the dean’s office.
  • Demonstrates interest in and ability to meaningfully connect with Johns Hopkins students and faculty, as well as community partners, by spearheading creative, engaging, multi-disciplinary academic programs (academic teaching and co-teaching, faculty and student research support, lectures, symposia, etc.) and involving students from across campus in the curatorial and educational activities of the museum
  • In collaboration with faculty members, develops dynamic and exciting exhibitions and programs that favor public engagement, creative collaborations, and multidisciplinary (e.g. social history, public history, gender studies, Africana studies)
  • Produces publications that advance scholarly and public awareness of the museum and its collections.
  • Works to ensure that the museum employs current and innovative methods needed to reach multiple demographic groups, and encourages increased visibility and interaction utilizing traditional, print, social, and other forms of new media.
  • Follows standard professional museum practices for maintaining the safety and care of museum collections and for securing museum collection records and archival resource materials.
  • Coordinates the management, security, and the preservation of the historic and architectural integrity of the Homewood Museum facility, which includes a privy outbuilding and an orchard.
  • Cultivates relationships with major stakeholders for the purposes of fundraising, including major gifts, for special projects and operations, and works with the Homewood Museum Advisory Board to help achieve understanding and strong support for the museum’s goals and programs.
  • Oversees the museum budget, including planning, preparing, monitoring, and administering, and recommends opportunities to grow and develop new revenue streams for the museum.
  • Performs a variety of public relations activities, including conducting special tours and giving lectures to various citizen groups.
  • Oversees recruitment, training, and supervision of staff, docents, volunteers, student interns, and guest curators.

Master’s degree in art history, arts administration, museum or curatorial studies, humanities or a related field; Ph.D. preferred. Minimum of 5 years progressive, professional experience in a museum, including at least two years in a management capacity.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of or demonstrated interest in pertinent fields such as architectural preservation, conservation of collections, registration methods and tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated evidence of clear, scholarly writing, and public-speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to research, educational collaborations, and scholarly content.
  • Demonstrated evidence of rigorous, creative teaching capability, and enthusiasm for working with students in and outside the classroom.
  • Demonstrated success in grant-writing, donor relations and other skills and experience related to fund-raising.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, community outreach, and public engagement.
  • Ability to interface effectively and diplomatically with internal and external constituents.
  • Ability to move projects forward, working both independently and collaboratively.
  • Regularly attend evening and weekend meetings and/or engagements.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at 443-997-5100. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.
Applicants to and employees of Johns Hopkins are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.
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