Project Conservator: Wall Paintings

Project Conservator: Wall Paintings
Employer: The British Museum
Salary: £32,129.00
Location: London

The British Museum is recruiting for an exciting new job opportunity for a Project Conservator with expertise in wall paintings conservation. The British Museum is a partner with several major European Museums in an EU funded project to transform the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Based in Cairo, a dynamic and resourceful Project Conservator will lead in the conservation of a tomb wall painting in the Egyptian Cairo Museum for re-display, through collaborative working with that museum’s conservators, as part of the project. The role includes work flow planning, establishing methodologies and skills sharing.

Key areas of responsibility:

The post holder will act as lead conservator on the wall painting whilst also being a member of the project team which is transforming the Egyptian Museum Cairo.
To work and collaborate with conservators and other colleagues from the Egyptian Museum and the wider Ministry of Antiquities to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of processes across the project
Lead, manage, motivate and develop a small team of local conservators maintaining and developing the skills and behaviours to meet this projects and future requirements.
Devise and undertake a detailed project plan including documentation, data collection and analysis, ensuring that the quality of standards of conservation work conducted is met and a high quality output is produced.
Source and order relevant materials and coordinate work flow across the team to ensure project delivery to time and budget.
Communicate progress and information to others in the project team

Person specification:

The ideal candidate will hold a recognised professional conservation qualification to degree level or have substantial equivalent experience with the conservation of the material relevant to the specialism of the role. You will have significant post qualification experience in the field of wall painting conservation and are familiar with working in the field and overseas. You would have passed a colour vision test. You will have excellent demonstrable practical skills in conservation, experience of working on complex projects, strong understanding of conservation theory and ethical decision making and experience with display related activities. You will have knowledge of principles and practice in preventive conservation.

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