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Ethnographic Conservator (Research Assistant) (Part Time, Fixed Term)


The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology seeks to appoint an Ethnographic Conservator to carry out reporting, preventative and remedial conservation for the Museum's active loan programme as well as to assist with the evaluation, conservation and installation of objects for the re-display of MAA's Pacific ethnographic collections. The Conservator will play a key role in delivering these projects, working with other conservation, curatorial, and collections staff as necessary.

This is a part-time 3 days per week fixed-term appointment commencing as soon as possible after 1 October 2017 with funding available for 12 months in the first instance.

The successful candidate will have a relevant qualification in the conservation of ethnographic and/or organic materials and will also have, or will be working towards, professional accreditation through ICON. S/he will have extensive knowledge and experience in the conservation of museum objects and in addition to carrying out remedial work will be expected to advise on future conservation priorities. Candidates must be self-motivated and well-organized with good oral and written communication skills. A high level of manual dexterity for object handling is essential as well as a high degree of IT literacy, including the use of collections management systems.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries about this vacancy and queries about the application process may be addressed to the Museum Administrator on wmb24@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is Monday 25 September 2017 with interviews expected to take place on either 29 September or 3 October. It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up the appointment as soon as possible after the interviews and by 6 November 2017.

Please quote reference JU13184 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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