International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

Book and Paper Conservator -

Employer: Arnamagnæan Institute
Job location: Copenhagen
We are looking to hire a book and paper conservator for the conservation workshop of the Arnamagnæan Institute, a research centre within the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics (NorS) at the University of Copenhagen.

At the Arnamagnæan Institute we conduct research in the areas of philology, manuscript studies and textual and linguistic studies in the older Nordic languages, both West Norse (Icelandic, Norwegian and Faroese) and East Norse (Swedish and Danish). The Arnamagnæan Institute houses several collections, the most important of which is the collection of manuscripts, which comprises about 3000 manuscript items and 14,000 diplomas and is divided between Copenhagen and Iceland. In 2009, the manuscript collection in its entirety was inscribed on UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.

Material science methods are more a part of manuscript research today than in the past, and we are therefore looking for a conservator with in-depth knowledge of material science analysis methods and experience in dissemination. Candidates should have a higher degree in Conservation from a recognised school of conservation or an equivalent qualification specialising in library and archival materials. They should also have experience in the analysis of parchment, leather, paper, ink and pigments, as well as experience in teaching situations and preferably in planning conferences.

The Conservation Department consists of a photographer and two conservators. As part of the Arnamagnæan Institute, we work closely with the curator of the collection, the academic staff and researchers from all over the world. The focus of the conservation workshop is the preservation andconservation of manuscripts and diplomas from the Middle Ages and later centuries.

The employment is a full time, permanent position and will be as an Academic Research Officer in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Government and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), with the possibility to negotiate a salary supplement based on prior experiences and qualifications. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund, and 6 weeks paid holiday per year. The basic salary without pension, seniority, supplements based on prior experiences and qualifications etc is 27.036,25 DKr pr month.

We look forward to receiving your application, CV and documentation of academic credentials via the job portal (click on "APPLY FOR THE POSITION").
Interviews are scheduled for week 50 (12-16 December).
The successful candidate will be expected to start on 1 February 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Please feel free to contact Natasha Fazlic for any questions at
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