Inorganic Conservator

Inorganic's Conservator | NMI | €34770 | 1 Year Assignment

Your new company
As Inorganics Conservator you will join the National Museum of Ireland to work on the preparation of the 20th Century History of Ireland Galleries exhibition. Your new office is located in Dublin City and is accessible via public transport. Your new company requires you to join their team on a 1-year assignment to support the exhibition preparation. This is an exciting opportunity to help tell the history of Ireland to visitors from far and wide for years to come

Your new role
As Inorganics Conservator, you will support the preparation of a new and exciting exhibition that will open new perspectives on Irish history. The development of the 20th Century History of Ireland galleries and associated works will entail a major storage re-housing project for the glass, ceramics, and scientific instruments collections as well as preparing and conserving inorganics collections for inclusion in the new exhibition galleries.

As Inorganic’s Conservator you will play a key role in all stages of this project, advising on standards of collection care and aspects of museum environment; drawing up the collection care plan for the extensive inorganics collections and undertaking both preventive conservation measures and practical remedial conservation on objects in the collections.

Your main duties will include undertaking a range of condition surveys of Inorganic (ceramics, glass, stone etc) collections in the museum’s collections for upgrade of storage and collections for exhibition, overseeing, devising and implementing collection care and conservation standards for inorganic collections for all aspects of the project, extensive packing and securing of collections in store in preparation for & in advance of building works for the 20th Century History of Ireland galleries, examination and investigation of objects using a variety of investigative techniques as part of the assessment process for remedial conservation and carrying out remedial conservation treatments to selected museum objects, as agreed with the Head of Conservation. You will also support with ad-hoc duties as assigned by the Head of Conservation when required.

Additionally, you will liaise with Curators in relation to conservation procedures for inorganic collections and with architects/designers/engineers on case design materials and environmental control for exhibition work.

This is a great opportunity for you to gain invaluable Inorganics Conservator experience within a reputable National Cultural Institution such as the National Museum of Ireland

What you'll need to succeed
You will ideally hold a recognised professional qualification in Inorganics Conservation to honours degree or to post-graduate degree level and relevant work experience post qualification in the treatment of inorganic (glass, ceramic, stone etc.) based collections, preferably in a museum environment. A professional qualification in Objects Conservation, a sizable part of which must have specialized in the conservation of inorganic materials and relevant experience will also be recognised.

Excellent demonstrable practical skills in conservation and comprehensive knowledge of conservation theory and ethical decision-making is necessary. Strong knowledge of museum collections and of contemporary principles and practice in preventive conservation with particular reference to inorganics-based collections along with experience in the conservation of museum inorganic collections and in the preparation of collections for museum display is necessary. Demonstrated ability to work to deadlines and maintain focus under pressure and ability to drive projects, work effectively within a team is essential to succeed.

Experience managing major collections moves or decant projects especially relating to inorganic collections and in managing all aspects of conservation projects is desirable.

With clear and relevant examples of your career achievements within a similar environment with proficient Inorganic Conservator, communication, and project management skills you will be a very strong candidate for this role.

What you'll get in return
You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and gain invaluable and transferable experience within in an innovative team who are working on a unique and exciting Irish History Exhibition. Moreover, your support in the preparation of this exhibition will be very rewarding as this exhibition will be permanently located in the National Museum of Ireland.

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Job Type
Government & Public Services
Dublin City
Administrative Support

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Samantha Kinsella, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Hays Recruitment, Dublin
26/27a Grafton Street, Dublin

Telephone: 015710012