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Senior Conservator, Objects – TMAG

Closing date:   August 23, 2020
Institution:   Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Salary:   $64,886.00 to $106,375.00 per annum, pro rata
Employment status:   Fixed-term, flexible, Fixed-term, part-time
Location :   Hobart, Tas
Contact name:   Phiilippa Cox, A/G Registrar Phone: (03) 6165 6902
Contact email:   philippa.cox@tmag.tas.gov.au

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Period of Appointment

12 months

Hours per fortnight

.4 FTE  (29 hours and 24 minutes per fortnight)


  • 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.
  • Provide conservation advice and services as required to other bodies and individuals responsible for cultural heritage collections and act as a professional representative of the TMAG when required.
  • Maintain an awareness of best practice and current developments in conservation practices and advise on 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

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 employment in this role.

Desirable Requirements

  • Relevant work experience in a similar environment would be well regarded
  • Current driver’s licence

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