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About the Australian Museum 

The Australian Museum (AM) operates within the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.? The AM is the first museum in Australia and was founded in 1827. The AM provides access, engagement and scientific research to increase our understanding of natural history and culture, particularly of the Australasian region. The AM holds more than 21 million objects of biological, geological and cultural collections and develops programs, exhibitions and school and community education initiatives onsite, online and offsite. The AM’s vision is to be a leading voice for the richness of life, the earth, and culture in Australia and the Pacific.

For more information, visit the website.

Conservation – About us 

The Collection Care and Conservation team is responsible for the ongoing preservation management of the collection according to standards appropriate to Australian conditions and following legislative obligations in line with accepted National Standards. The department is responsible for ensuring the ongoing collection care, conservation, maintenance, storage, and protection of the collection. This is done through – preventive conservation, conservation treatment, storing collections, display and use, research, and outreach. Collection Care and Conservation develops policy outlining the high-level principles and guidelines to facilitate the Museum caring for Collections into the future.

About the roles 

There are two (2) project-based Conservator roles; One role will work to ensure best long-term collection care for the AM Palaeontology Collection, focusing on the Type collection specimens. The other role will work to achieve best practice and care of specimens selected for the Exhibitions program, with a focus on Natural Science. Both roles will work within and contribute to the Collection Care and Conservation team, undertake project specific conservation documentation, assessment, specimen preparation for rehousing or exhibition, and if necessary, carry out treatments under supervision and guidance of the Natural Sciences Conservator.

Essential Requirements

As part of the online application, please upload:

Knowledge and Experience 

As a successful candidate, you will demonstrate:

For more information or to apply visit: JobsNSW.