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Paper Conservator – AWMM

Closing date:   November 19, 2018
Institution:   Auckland War Memorial Museum
Salary:   Not supplied yet.
Employment status:   Two year contract
Location :   Auckland, NZ
Contact name:   Not supplied yet.
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.

Provide expert advice and both physical care and improvement of paper-based and photographic collections. 

Tamaki Paenga Hira: Tui tui hono tangata, whenua me te moana.

Ko Tamaki Paenga Hira, hewaengarahi ake, he ngakau mahaki mo te kaitiakitanga taonga pu korero, pakiwaitara, korero tipua ano hoki mai i nga kai para korero.

Auckland Museum is a much-loved organisation at the centre of Auckland’s identity, committed to developing and sharing engaging content through its galleries, exhibition, events and educational programmes.

The Paper Conservator contributes to the Museum’s conservation capability through providing expert physical care and improvement of paper-based and photographic collections. The main focus for the Conservator will be to advise and facilitate best conservation practice and process delivery to stakeholders and to undertake remedial and preventive conservation treatments in preparation for exhibitions and gallery renewals. Please be aware this is a fixed term position for 2 years.

To be successful in this role you will offer:

  • Extensive experience in treating a wide range of paper-based materials. Additionally, experience in the conservation of photographic materials is desirable.
  • A tertiary qualification in the Conservation of Cultural Materials, preferably conservation of paper-based materials.
  • Membership of NZCCM or internationally recognised Conservation affiliations
  • A minimum of 5 years conservation experience in museums or heritage institutions
  • The ability to effectively and constructively communicate conservation concerns
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment
  • Proven outstanding interpersonal and time management skills
  • Evidence of up-to-date knowledge of current professional thinking around preventive conservation and display of artefacts
  • Familiarity with display/storage materials testing protocol is desirable
  • Knowledge in Tikanga Maori would be beneficial
  • Proven competency in use of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Previous applicants are thanked, but need not apply again.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to be part of a fabulous New Zealand organisation committed to telling our national and Auckland stories and reflecting our unique place in the South Pacific.

More information here.


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