Artefact Conservator

Artefact Conservator
Employer: National Museums Scotland
Salary: £28,292 - £30,766 per annum
Location: Granton

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Artefacts Conservator to join our busy and dynamic conservation team, caring for our internationally significant collections of over 12 million items. You will bring your expert conservation knowledge to our acclaimed exhibitions, displays and loans programmes. You will have particular experience and expertise in archaeological conservation, as the role will include working on the Galloway Hoard, newly acquired by NMS.

The Artefacts team works across several disciplines including archaeology, decorative arts, sculpture, ethnographic, military and Scottish History collections. You should have a recognised a conservation degree and able to work independently on the examination and treatment of artefacts, and advise on how to safely display and store them. This includes documenting conservation treatment and the condition of items, so good IT skills are required.

You will be a team player, who is able to work to tight deadlines and effectively plan, prioritise and risk assess your work programme. You will also have a passion for conservation and be able to communicate this to our audiences, and assist with the training of student interns and placements.

This is a fixed term post for 3 years

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