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Positions at Glasgow Museums

From: Jane Rowlands <jane.rowlands>
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2003
Glasgow Museums

Glasgow Museums are a department within Cultural and Leisure
Services, Glasgow City Council, Scotland. The City of Glasgow owns
one of the richest collections in Europe, displayed in 13 museums
across the city. Venues include the Burrell Collection, Kelvingrove
Art Gallery and Museum, St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
and an award winning outreach service known as The Open Museum. We
are currently undertaking a major refurbishment of Kelvingrove and
building a new open store, that will house 200,000 objects from the
collection and be a new visitor attraction for the city.

In order to supplement the existing team and with a view to
providing an efficient and effective service for colleagues and
visitors, the conservation section is increasing its professional,
specialist staff by recruiting the following nine posts: Senior
Conservator (preventive conservation); 4 posts in the Art Group and
4 posts in the Objects Group.

These permanent posts offer an exciting opportunity to contribute
to capital projects, facilitate the exhibition programme and work on
rolling programmes of treatment and collection care.

The closing date for all applications is Friday 31st January 2003.

Senior Conservator (preventive conservation)
Vacancy Ref. 14/R01/09
Salary: UKP24,545 - UKP26,801

    Glasgow Museums views preventive conservation as an essential
    element in its conservation strategy. This post requires an
    enthusiastic and flexible conservation professional, with
    particular interest in preventive conservation, to work with
    venues and on projects including the 'The Open Museum' and the
    refurbishment of Kelvingrove. Managing one other and working as
    a team you will develop and maintain integrated pest management,
    disaster response planning and a programme of environmental
    monitoring and interpretation. You will provide specialist
    advice on materials and standards for conservation, display and
    storage and co-ordinate a programme of training to improve
    preventive conservation awareness and involvement by all museum
    staff. Relevant qualifications and experience of successful
    project management are essential.

Art Group

  Conservator - 2 posts
  Vacancy Ref: 14/P12/03
  Salary: UKP21,536 - UKP23,459

    Assistant Conservator - 2 posts
    Vacancy Ref: 14/P12/04
    Salary: UKP16,673 - UKP18,296

    Applicants will have skills and experience in one of the
    following areas: Paintings; Paper, interested in collection
    care, social history and ephemeral material ; Sculpture and 3D
    artworks, interested in traditional and contemporary
    sculpture/3D artworks; Furniture and frames with an interest in
    construction techniques, surface finishes and gilding.

Object Group

  Conservator - 1 post
  Vacancy Ref: 14/R01/05
  Salary: UKP21,536 - UKP23,459

  Assistant Conservator - 3 posts
  Vacancy Ref: 14/R01/06
  Salary: UKP16,673 - UKP18,296

    Applicants will have skills and experience in one of the
    following areas: Transport and Technology: Archaeology and
    Ethnography; Arm, Armour and Metalwork; Social History
    Collections or Decorative Arts.

All the above posts require enthusiastic and flexible conservators
with experience of assessing and analysing object condition,
carrying out and managing conservation treatments and providing
specialist advice on exhibitions, projects and loans. Experience of
designing and constructing object mounts would be an advantage.

Conservator posts will additionally be required to manage
conservation projects. Successful applicants will have experience,
skills and knowledge in one of the above stated areas and should
clearly identify their specialism when applying. Separate
application forms must be submitted by applicants applying for posts
at both grades /with different Vacancy Refs.

For an informal discussion about any of the above posts Jane
Rowlands, Conservation Manager, Glasgow Museums can be contacted at
+44 141 565 4108, or jane.rowlands [at] cls__glasgow__gov__uk

Application forms and job descriptions are available from

    Cultural and Leisure Services
    Personnel Section, 4th Floor
    20 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5ES, Scotland
    +44 141 287 5656 / 5110
    cls.personnel [at] cls__glasgow__gov__uk

Jane Rowlands
Conservation Manager
Glasgow Museums, Cultural and Leisure Services, Glasgow City Council

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