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Positions at Tyne and Wear Museums

From: Ana Flynn <ana.flynn>
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Assistant Conservation Officers
Conservation Officer
Conservation Technician (Great North Museum Project)
Hancock Offices
Tyne and Wear Museums

M723
Assistant Conservation Officers (Great North Museum Project)
Hancock Offices, Claremont Terrace

    UKP16,137 - UKP20,235 per annum (pay award pending)
    37 hours per week.
    1 position
    Temporary until 31 December 2007

    You will assist the Conservation Officer and project team with
    the conservation and preparation of Biology, Geology,
    Ethnography, Archaeology and Egyptology specimens for ten new
    permanent exhibitions as part of the UKP26m Great North Museum
    project. Key duties include retrieving objects from storage,
    cleaning, photography, documentation, and active and
    preventative conservation. You will also assist with the
    development of storage arrangements for a new offsite
    collections store.

    You will have, or be working towards a degree in conservation
    and practical experience of museum conservation work in at least
    one of the relevant subject areas; with an interest in natural
    history collections.

M722
Conservation Officer part time (Great North Museum Project)
Hancock Offices, Claremont Terrace

    UKP18,450 - UKP22,293 pro rata (pay award pending)
    22 hours per week.
    Temporary until 31 December 2007

    This is an exciting opportunity to lead the conservation
    programme for the Great North Museum Project, a UKP26m
    redevelopment of the Hancock Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne. The
    main duties include; coordinating and assisting the conservation
    team in retrieving objects from storage, cleaning, photography,
    documentation, interventive and preventative conservation. You
    will also assist with the development of storage arrangements
    for a new offsite collections store and the transfer of
    collections.

    A degree in conservation (or equivalent) along with practical
    experience in the conservation and preparation of a range of
    collection types, some of which should include Biology, Geology,
    Ethnography, Archaeology or Egyptology specimens. Good
    management and logistical skills, with team leading experience
    and an ability to working to tight deadlines is also essential.
    An interest in natural history collections is desirable.

    Closing Date: 17 May 2007

M724
Conservation Technician (Great North Museum Project)
Hancock Offices, Claremont Terrace

    UKP15,096 - UKP17,985 per annum
    37 hours per week.
    1 position
    Temporary until 31 December 2007

    You will be responsible for technical duties for the
    conservation and care of the Great North Museum Project (GNM)
    collections of Natural Science, Archaeology, Egyptology and
    Ethnography. You may be required to work at any of the premises
    in Tyne and Wear Museums and other sites as necessary.

    Specific duties include retrieving objects from storage,
    cleaning, photography, documentation, assisting in interventive
    conservation and restoration of objects, the production of
    mounts and assisting in the preparation of new taxidermy
    specimens. You will also assist in the moving of heavy objects
    and the installation of objects into displays. You will have
    experience of working in a museum which includes the technical
    aspects of object conservation. Experience of taxidermy and
    mount making is desirable.

    For an application pack please contact

    Tyne and Wear Museums
    Discovery Museum
    Blandford Square
    Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA
    +44 191 232 6789 (answer machine)

     <URL:http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/jobs/>

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Ana Teresa Flynn
Conservation Officer
Tyne and Wear Museums
Laing Art Gallery
New Bridge Street
Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 8AG
+44 191 232 4275
Fax: +44 191 222 0952


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