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Assistant Conservator (Fixed Term)

The University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge is seeking a full-time fixed-term Assistant Conservator. The post-holder will provide practical and preventative specialist conservation advice and treatment across the collections.

The role offers a unique opportunity to work as part of a fast-paced team building practical experience working with natural history collections. Core activities will include providing conservation treatments to the permanent exhibits as well as upcoming exhibitions and stored collections. They will be responsible for the care of the collections through monitoring and improving upon environmental and storage conditions, including pest management. They will promote and develop best practice in conservation and collections care. The post-holder will also be expected to work on the Museum's spirit-preserved specimens.

It is essential the successful candidate is able to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues as well as have the ability to work effectively to deadlines.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment, a security check and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

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Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Natalie Jones (Conservator) Email:

Interviews: on 26th October

Please quote reference PF28106 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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