As one of Sydney’s most visited museums, the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) is committed to being a world leader in maritime history, sharing the national maritime story across Australia and providing a must-visit museum experience.
- APS Level 6 – Attractive salary between 78k to 93k plus employee benefits including 15.4% superannuation
- Full-time ongoing position
- Australia’s leading museum located waterside in beautiful Darling Harbour
Working in a multidisciplinary museum team coordinate, plan, and lead the conservation activities related to the museum's exhibition function, including incoming loans. Plan, lead, participate, and undertake complex conservation treatments, research, and scientific analysis for a wide range of object materials and formats in the National Maritime Collection (NMC) ensuring its ongoing preservation in line with museum policies, priorities, conservation ethics, and best practice. Provide advice and assistance to Manager Collection Conservation as required.
We are looking for a Senior Conservator, Exhibitions who is well organised, team member who is excited to work ifor one of Sydney’s most visited museums.
In this position your key responsibilities will include:
- Coordinate, plan, and lead conservation activities related to the Museum’s exhibition function, including incoming loans.
- Negotiate and communicate resource and budget requirements incl. conservation requirements for inward loans with the Manager, Conservation team, and the greater Museum team. Organise, schedule, and monitor activities ensuring efficient and effective use of resources. Ensure contractual obligations for inward loans are met.
- Plan, lead, participate, and undertake complex conservation treatment, research, and scientific analysis for a wide range of object materials and formats in the NMC ensuring its ongoing preservation in line with museum policies, priorities, conservation ethics, and best practice.
- Evaluate, recommend, and apply new ethical conservation treatments in consultation with internal and external stakeholders as required. Support digitisation of collections where possible.
- Provide expert technical conservation advice, assistance, and training on best practice and procedures in the handling, care, display, and transportation of cultural material objects to internal and external museum stakeholders.
- Lead development and execution of allocated conservation projects, monitor and evaluate the progress of projects and adjust plans as required for project completion and success.
Key Selection Criteria:
- Recognised tertiary qualifications in materials conservation and minimum five years’ experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience in the area of cultural heritage conservation.
- Broad experience from cultural institutions undertaking preventive and remedial conservation of different collection and material types, with a focus on an area of specialisation.
- Demonstrated specialist knowledge of current conservation practice.
- Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM) Membership.
- Extensive high-level experience in complex materials conservation, conservation techniques and related scientific processes.
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of application of conservation ethics, as set out by the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM).
- Demonstrated high-level organisational skills showing initiative and good work management skills, including self-discipline, motivation and the ability to prioritise and manage time to complete tasks and meet deadlines, within budget requirements.
- Well-developed capacity for problem solving.
- Sound knowledge and experience of office software, as well as familiarity with collection management databases and other specialised computer applications.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, lead and supervise staff.
Applications Close: 3:00 pm AEST, Wednesday, 27th September 2023. No Applications will be accepted by mail or email.
Selection for this position will be made on the basis of relative merit which will be assessed against each item of the selection criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered for short listing by the Selection Committee. As part of the selection process the selection committee may invite candidates to undertake psychometric test, you should advise the selection committee if you have any special needs. Psychometric tests may be used as the initial short-listing test or later in the selection process. Some tests are short while others may take one or more hours.
This position is open to all eligible members of the community, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people from every cultural and linguistic background. To be an eligible member of the community, you must be an Australian citizen. Applications may be accepted from Australian permanent residents who are in the process of acquiring Australian citizenship.
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