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Senior Conservator, Objects – TMAG

Closing date:   Not supplied yet.
Institution:   Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery
Salary:   $71,868.00 to $116,312.00 pro rata, per annum
Employment status:   Appointment to the role is on part-time basis up to 0.6 FTE (44.1 hours per fortnight). 
Location :   Moonah
Contact name:   Jennifer O'Connell, Senior Conservator, Painting, 03 6165 7036
Contact email:   jennifer.oconnell@tmag.tas.gov.au

Job description

As a professional practitioner, undertake conservation treatments and provide specialist advice on a wide range of object types relating to appropriate display and storage. The capacity to provide expert advice on scientific and related issues in all aspects of museum conservation and environmental monitoring and control.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace that understands the importance of flexibility. Talk to us about what flexibility may look like for you.


  • Examine and conserve objects from the TMAG collections and those on loan to TMAG as required.
  • Maintain documentation on all work undertaken and prepare condition reports as required.
  • Develop, coordinate and review policies and services relating to the conservation of TMAG’s collections and related collection areas.
  • Provide specialist professional advice, support, and guidance to TMAG staff on matters of storage, display, handling and transportation.
  • Prepare objects for travel, document the condition of incoming and outgoing objects and provide advice and assistance to curators and the Registrar on loans to the collection.
  • Provide conservation advice and services as required to other bodies and individuals responsible for cultural heritage collections and act as a professional representative of TMAG when required.
  • Maintain an awareness of best practice and current developments in conservation practices and advise on the development of conservation strategies in areas such as collection care, essential services, pest management, and disaster planning.
  • Undertake priority setting and identification of appropriate grants and income-generating activities.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Conservator, execute high-level decision-making around research, planning, and undertaking of complex treatments on objects.

Essential Requirements

Evidence of the following must be provided prior to appointment to this role:

  • A degree or tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline

The person must continue to satisfy the above essential requirements/qualifications throughout their

Desirable Requirements

  • Current driver’s licence

Pre-employment Requirements

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this role is to satisfy a pre-employment check before taking up the appointment, promotion or transfer.  The following checks are to be conducted.

  • Crimes involving dishonesty

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