Project Assistant Conservator (Organics), National Museums Liverpool

Deadline: Sunday 6 March 2016, 12:00.

Salary: £21,366
Location: Midland Railway Building
Level: Curatorial
Hours: 37.00
Benefits: Civil Service Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Childcare Vouchers Scheme, Travel Loan Scheme, Flexible Working
Job Type: Fixed Term [F]

12 months fixed term – Interviews to take place on 18th March

JOB DESCRIPTION

Purpose of the Job

To assist the Organics Conservator with the care and conservation of organic objects selected for display in the new Ancient Egypt gallery in World Museum

To assist with the delivery of display and storage improvements for these collections.

Main Activities

Reporting to the Senior Organics Conservator, you will:

  • Assess the condition of selected objects and contribute to formulating treatments.
  • Undertake the cleaning, consolidation, repair and restoration of selected ancient Egyptian organic objects as agreed with the Senior Organics Conservator.
  • Record condition details, the results of investigative work and treatments, including record photography. Maintain such documentation on the NML database (Mimsy XG) and in the object history files.
  • Monitor and advise on environmental conditions, display and storage requirements as required.
  • Liaise over collections movement, display and storage with Curators, Estates, Conservation and Project Team colleagues.
  • Contribute to installation planning.
  • Make the Egyptian collections accessible through photography, interpretation and web resources. Liaise with and provide information to colleagues in Marketing and Communications for publicity and press.
  • Develop knowledge of the historical, technological and cultural importance of the collections in your care.
  • Contribute to effective and efficient use of resources.
  • Undertake relevant administrative duties associated with the movement of objects, materials, structures and equipment, and the ordering of supplies.
  • Show a commitment to adhere to the standards expected of all public services as defined by the HM Treasury publication “Managing Public Money”. Those standards are honesty, impartiality, accountability, openness, accuracy, reliability, transparency, objectivity, integrity and fairness. These standards should be carried out in the spirit of, as well as the letter of, the law; in the public interest; to high ethical standards and achieving value for money.
  • Develop NML’s commitment to Equality and Diversity and promote non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken.
  • Adhere to National Museums Liverpool’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, National Museums Liverpool’s access and Safeguarding policy as well as other appropriate practices and guidelines.
  • Undertake additional duties, as required, from time to time.
  • Undertake training and development courses and programmes, as required.
  • Show the highest integrity and confidentiality in the pursuance of these duties.

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