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Position at University of Bergen

From: Karen Heimvik <karen.heimvik>
Date: Friday, October 17, 2003
Conservator (archeology)
University of Bergen, Bergen Museum, Norway

At Bergen Museum there is a vacant position as conservator
(archeology) at the conservation unit, beginning in the first months
2004. The Conservation Section is responsible for the conservation
and restoration of objects from the anthropology, archaeology
(prehistoric through Middle Ages), and recent history collections.
The section has seven permanent positions covering paintings and
polychrome sculpture, textiles, archaeology and cultural history,
and an analytical laboratory. The section has recently moved into
new facilities in the heart of the university and city, and is in
the process of building up the conservation facilities and treatment

Responsibilities include bench conservation of archaeological and
cultural history material; field conservation; exhibitions and loans
including courier work; preventive conservation, supervision of
students, advising staff and answering queries from the public;
historical and technical examination and documentation; making
copies; external projects. The conservator may, in cooperation with
the section head and curators, do relevant research in conservation.

Completion of a graduate conservation program in
archaeological/object conservation or comparable training required,
and preferably 5 years post qualification experience. Equivalent
qualifications can be relevant training courses and extensive
practical experience, particularly in conservation of collections in
archeology and cultural history. Drivers license required. The
position demands the ability to work both independently, and
together with a range of staff members, and organizational ability.

Salary will be NOK 256.600-299-300, code 1085, salary scale 32-42
based on experience. Applicants with extra high qualification may be
offered a higher salary.

Bergen Museum houses the University of Bergen's collections in
cultural and natural history. Bergen Museum's activities around
these collections involve augmentation, documentation, research,
conservation and exhibition. As a state-financed university museum,
Bergen Museum maintains extensive scientific collections and is a
regional center for scientific competence and the dissemination of
knowledge. Bergen Museum is divided into the Natural History Section
(anthropology, archaeology, church art, and newer cultural history)
and the Cultural History Section (botany, geology and zoology).
There is a central administration, information technology,
photography studio and outreach service. There are 88 positions at
the museum.

Further information, position details, and queries may be directed
to :

    Risk Taylor
    Head of Conservation
    +47 55 58 61 71
    rise.taylor [at] bm__uib__no


    Karen Marie Heimvik
    Senior Executive Officer
    +47-55-58 93 62
    marie.heimvik [at] bm__uit__no

The person appointed must adhere to the guidelines that apply to the
position at any time.

An application containing a curriculum vitae (and preferably
certified copies of certificates and references) should be sent to

    University of Bergen
    Bergen Museum
    Adm., PO Box 7800
    N-5020 Bergen, Norway,

by November 30, 2003. The application should be marked 03/7889.

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