Objects Conservator

National Gallery of Australia
Closing Date
Mon, 24th February 2020
Position Type
Full Time
$71,547 - $91,741 pa

Objects Conservator
Conservation Department
NGA Level 5/6
Position No. 5034
$71,547 - $91,741 pa
Ongoing Vacancy

The position
The Objects Conservator role forms part of a team of specialist conservators at the National Gallery that work across a range of mediums including paper, paintings, textiles and objects. In particular, you will work within the objects conservation team, which consists of three conservators and a conservation assistant. It is a busy environment in which you will need to work flexibly to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight and shifting deadlines.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and qualified conservator, where you will be responsible for complex treatments in all aspects of objects conservation including preparation of works of art for storage, transportation, documentation, exhibition and loan.

To be successful in this role you will be have a good understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and significant knowledge in a range of materials and techniques used in the creation of works. You will also be experienced in project management, able to build rapport and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, prepare clear and concise reports and be skilled in the safe handling and use of chemicals for objects conservation.

This is a full-time, ongoing employment opportunity available in the Conservation Department within the new Operations and Collection Care Portfolio.

How to apply
If you are interested in this role you must submit a current resume/CV, the NGA Personal Particulars form and a brief statement of claims addressing the selection criteria (1–2 page pitch), which details your skills, experience and qualifications which are relevant to this position. Please note that the selection criteria do not need to be addressed individually. The job description and selection documentation are available on the NGA website – nga.gov.au/jobs

Closing date
Applications close at midnight on Monday, 24 February 2020 and should be emailed to recruitment@nga.gov.au.


Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Sarah McHugh on (02) 6240 6418 or sarah.mchugh@nga.gov.au. The Recruitment Officer may also be contacted on (02) 6240 6447.

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