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Subject: Position at Bristol's Museums, Galleries and Archives

Position at Bristol's Museums, Galleries and Archives

From: Frances Hinchcliffe <frances.hinchcliffe>
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Antiquities Conservator
Assistant Antiquities Conservator
Project Conservator
Conservation Development Officer
Bristol's Museums, Galleries and Archives

Antiquities Conservator
UKP29,859 to UKP32,487
Fixed term contract to 31 March 2008

    An enthusiastic and self-motivated conservator is needed to lead
    the antiquities conservation section. Your responsibilities will
    include examination, treatment, collections care, storage and
    display, working in liaison with curators, designers,
    technicians, learning officers, volunteers, and other
    conservators.

    You will have a recognised conservation qualification or
    equivalent, and ideally at least five years experience plus
    professional accreditation. Excellent organisation,
    communication and problem-solving skills are essential, as are
    flexibility, pragmatism and diplomacy. Experience of managing
    others and of conservation in a museum setting will be
    advantageous.

Assistant Antiquities Conservator
UKP23,952 to UKP26,928
Maternity cover, offered in the first instance as a six-month
contract

    We seek an enthusiastic, self-motivated conservator to carry out
    examination, treatments, and to participate in the care, display
    and storage of antiquities. You will work in liaison with a
    range of museum staff and conservators.

    You will have a recognised conservation qualification or
    equivalent, and ideally two to three years work experience.
    Excellent organisation, communication and problem-solving skills
    are essential, as are flexibility and pragmatism. Experience of
    working in a museum setting, and demonstration of progression
    towards professional accreditation, will be advantageous.

Project Conservator
UKP29,859 to UKP32,487
Fixed term contract to 31 December 2009

    We seek an enthusiastic and self-motivated conservator to play a
    key role in the Heritage Lottery funded project to transform
    Bristol's Industrial Museum into the new Museum of Bristol. Your
    responsibilities will focus on care, movement, storage and
    display of objects, working in liaison with curators, designers,
    architects, technicians, learning officers, volunteers, and
    in-house and free-lance conservators.

    You will have a recognised conservation qualification or
    equivalent, and ideally at least five years experience plus
    professional accreditation. Excellent organisation,
    communication and problem-solving skills are essential, as are
    flexibility, pragmatism and diplomacy. Experience of project
    management in a museum setting, and of social history and
    industrial collections, will be advantageous.

Conservation Development Officer
UKP29,859 to UKP32,487
Fixed term contract to 31 March 2008

    We offer an opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated
    conservator to work with museums across Bristol, Gloucestershire
    and North Somerset. The focus of your responsibilities will be
    providing help and advice on a range of conservation issues.

    You will have a recognised conservation qualification or
    equivalent, and ideally at least five years experience plus
    professional accreditation. Excellent organisation,
    communication and problem-solving skills are essential, as are
    flexibility, pragmatism and diplomacy. Experience of managing
    others and of conservation in different museum settings will be
    advantageous.

Working in any of the above jobs you will be part of the Museums,
Galleries and Archives' lively, mixed disciplinary conservation
team, which values colleagues with a co-operative and positive
outlook.

Bristol is a dynamic, ambitious and multi-cultural European city,
acknowledged as a centre of cultural excellence.  Bristol City
Council is transforming its cultural facilities with investment in
its Museums, Galleries and Archives Service thanks partly to the
Renaissance in the Regions initiative and through major lottery
funded projects.

Application forms and further information can be found at
<URL:http://www.bristol-city.gov.uk/jobs> from 1 August 2007.
Alternatively, please telephone: +44 117 922 4499.

Applicants must be either EU nationals or hold a current permit that
will enable them to work in the UK.

Closing date: Wednesday 22 August 2007. Please note that we cannot
accept CVs.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as
the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people
from all sections of the community.

For an informal discussion about these jobs please contact Frances
Hinchcliffe, Conservation Manager, by e-mail
frances.hinchcliffe [at] bristol__gov__uk or telephone +44 117 922 3615.

Frances Hinchcliffe
Conservation Manager
Bristol's Museums, Galleries and Archives
City Museum and Art Gallery
Queen's Road
Bristol BS8 1RL
+44 117 9223615
Fax: +44 117 9223616


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