The Palestinian Museum - Welfare Association (Taawon)
The Palestinian Museum is looking for a motivated and committed individual with a basic knowledge of both the theoretical and practical aspects of the conservation profession, with a high level of manual dexterity and good attention to detail. The Conservator will conserve/preserve items from the Palestinian Museum collections in order to improve the longevity and accessibility of these items guided by professional conservation frameworks and the principle of minimal intervention. S/he will be able to work with limited supervision on routine conservation and preservation tasks but may require guidance from senior colleagues on higher-level more specialised work.
- To undertake the practical conservation of a wide range of selected items from the Museum’s collections using appropriate practices and under limited supervision.
- To develop treatment options for items requiring conservation within the guiding principle of minimal intervention and adhering to professional conservation frameworks.
- To provide conservation and preservation support for digitisation projects.
- To take ownership of and ensure compliance with relevant security requirements, policy and procedures.
- To manage work effectively in order to achieve necessary targets.
- Complete, under the Conservation Manager supervision, standard conservation treatments on paper-based items from endangered archival collections. This will include:
- Assessment of items to determine physical condition.
- Development of treatment options to ensure the improved condition, longevity and accessibility of collection items.
- Conservation consultations of multiple items or collections to assess and report on their condition and to propose strategies for their care and access.
- To make decisions about appropriate procedures to use on each collection item.
- Support digitisation projects, including treating items to enable digitisation.
- Develop a wider range of conservation and preservation skills and knowledge, as necessary, to ensure project objectives are achieved.
- Take responsibility for own continuous professional development. The post holder is expected to keep abreast of current conservation and preservation issues and professional ethical developments.
- Keep written and photographic documentation detailing treatments undertaken on each individual job, time spent, techniques and results of treatments etc.
- Participate in the Conservation training at the British Library in the United Kingdom.
جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.
- A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to the position.
- At least one year in non-profit organisation(s), including knowledge of standard conservation treatments on paper-based items from endangered archival collections.
You can apply for this position online here. Application deadline is Sunday, May 10, 2020. Incomplete applications will not be considered.