Paintings Conservator PO1

Artlab Australia
SA - Regional
Closing Date
Fri, 14th February 2020
Position Type
$64,519 - $78,761 p.a.
SA - Regional

Artlab Australia:
Established in 1985, Artlab Australia is a business unit in the South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Artlab is located in the centre of Adelaide’s exciting North Terrace cultural precinct. Our team of qualified conservators provide specialised preservation and conservation services for works of art and historic items, primarily for the state collections of the Art Gallery of SA, SA Museum, State Library of SA, History Trust of SA and Carrick Hill.

Role Purpose:
The Paintings Conservator is accountable to the Principal Conservator, Paintings for the provision of paintings and frames conservation services to a broad range of clients.

Job Highlights:
• Apply appropriate paintings conservation techniques including assessment, advice, research and treatment
• Undertake preventative conservation activities such as surveying, condition checking, rehousing, storage improvement, planning and implementing conservation programs
• Advising on and implementing suitable methods of preparing, mounting, packing and crating of exhibitions and individual paintings

Special Conditions:
Intra and interstate travel and the provision of services on-site at client locations may be required with some out of hours work. Some international travel may also be required.

• Degree in Conservation of Cultural Material or equivalent specialising in paintings conservation.

Contract Type:
Short Term Contract – 5 months with possibility of extension

PO1 – Professional Officer
$64,519 - $78,761 p.a.
Application Instructions:
All applications must be submitted online
Email enquiries to Eugene Taddeo should the link above be inactive.

Applicants to submit a covering letter (maximum of two pages) relevant to the Role Description together with a current Resume. Applications should include the name, email address and contact number of three current referees. Applications close 5:00pm.

Applications close: 14/02/2020 5:00 PM

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.


Eugene Taddeo
Principal Conservator Paintings
Artlab Australia
Ph: (08) 8207 7548

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