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Subject: Position at Heritage Conservation Centre, Singapore

Position at Heritage Conservation Centre, Singapore

From: Janice Teng <janice_teng<-at->
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Conservator (Textiles)
Heritage Conservation Centre (HCC), Singapore

The National Heritage Board (NHB) preserves, presents and promotes
the cultural heritage of Singapore. Our vision is to make heritage
an enriching part of everyone's life.

The Heritage Conservation Centre (HCC) is a purpose-built facility
for the storage and conservation of all artefacts under the care of
the National Heritage Board (NHB) of Singapore. We are now seeking
candidates for the Conservator (Textiles) position.

Job Description: The main responsibilities are:

    Undertake examination, assess conservation requirements,
    treatment and documentation of Textiles from the NHB collection;

    Extensive practical work on variety of Textiles;

    Experiences in mounting and display of a variety of Textiles;

    Participation in HCC's and NHB's public consultation and
    education activities;

    Manages and/or implements preventive conservation projects,
    including environmental monitoring and pest and mould management
    relating to collections care in storage, on loan and on display;

    Performs scientific examination and tests;

    Participate in planning teams for exhibition and gallery
    development; and

    Close supervision and coaching of direct or indirect
    subordinate(s).

Brief Description of Textile- Based Collection Involved: At HCC, you
will be presented with the opportunity to conserve a diverse
collection of both traditional and contemporary textile-based
Collection from Southeast Asia and Asia. Included are accessories,
costumes, garments and furnishings as well as contemporary artworks
made of textiles. The Collection is mostly presented in exhibitions
at the NHB's Museums such as the National Museum of Singapore, Asian
Civilisations Museum, Peranakan Museum and Singapore Art Museum.

Work Location and Arrangement: The Conservator shall mostly be based
at HCC at 32 Jurong Port Road. The conservator shall be working in
the Textiles Conservation team in HCC. Currently the textile
conservation section has 4 other conservation staff. The Centre
encourages cross disciplinary interaction hence the Textiles
Conservators are encouraged to leverage on the other areas of
expertise that are currently in HCC to enhance the conservation
decision-making process.

Qualifications and Other Requirements

    Candidate should have a recognized first degree (bachelor's or
    honours) or a Masters degree in Conservation, with ideally 8
    years or more of relevant practical experience in Textiles
    Conservation.

    Familiarity and experienced with Asian textile materials will be
    advantageous.

    Is able to carry out practical work with high degree of manual
    dexterity and aesthetic sensitivity

    Possess strong verbal and written communication skills

    Possess initiative with ability to multi-task, organise and
    prioritise work

    Positive attitude, a strong team player who can share and also
    work independently when required

    Strong interest in heritage and the arts

To apply, please send your resume and mark "Conservator (Textiles)"
on the envelope to

    National Heritage Board
    61 Stamford Road, #03-08,
    Stamford Court, Singapore 178892

or email resume with Subject title: "Application for Conservator
(Textiles)" to nhb_hr<-at->nhb<.>gov<.>sg


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