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

Paper Conservator -

Employer: Nationalmuseum
Job location: Stockholm

Nationalmuseum is looking for a paper conservator

The employment is a full-time, permanent position from 1st of September, or by agreement. The deadline for applications is 30th of June. We welcome your application!

The Nationalmuseum, Sweden's largest and most distinguished art institution, possesses a world class collection of about 500 000 artworks on paper, ranging from Old Master Drawings to contemporary photography. The core holdings of the collection were assembled by Count Carl Gustaf Tessin (1696–1770), a diplomat and one of the great art collectors of his day. This included works by artists such as Rafael, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Rembrandt and French Rococo masters.

Nationalmuseum is looking for an experienced paper conservator to join our vibrant Conservation Unit. As a conservator you will play a key role in the preservation and conservation of the collections at Nationalmuseum. You will be a part of a team of 15 conservators, managed by the Head of the Unit.

The Conservation Unit is responsible for the implementation and development of both remedial and preventive conservation, documentation, as well as research in conservation science. The Unit is a part of the Department of Preservation and Photo which also includes art handling and photography.

As an employee at Nationalmuseum, you will work according to Nationalmuseum's mission, strategic goals, vision, and values.
Salary: 3 880 - 4 090 dollars /month (before income tax).

Your duties and responsibilities include:
•To plan and implement remedial and preventive conservation treatments
•To register conservation documentation and other relevant information in the collection management database
•To participate in the identification, appraisal, and analysis of risks to the collections, and implement preventive measures in accordance with good collection management practices
•Contribute to planning and participate in exhibition work, loan management and acquisitions
•Estimate costs within your area of responsibility
•Take part in streamlining workflows and applying sustainable methods of working
•Perform other, relevant, additional tasks as required

•Master's degree in conservation of art on paper from university or college
•Minimum of two years' experience of working with conservation of art on paper
•Documented knowledge of complex conservation methods for art on paper
•Experience of working with exhibitions, loan management and acquisitions
•Experience of preventive conservation
•Very good language skills in Swedish or English in both speech and writing

•Experience of research in conservation science including published work
•Knowledge and experience of working with collection management databases

We assume that you will have very good organizational abilities, are responsible, and can work both independently and in close collaboration with others. As a person, you are proactive, solution-oriented, responsive, used to being flexible and working to deadlines. You have good communication skills both in speech and writing.

To thrive with us, you should have a strong interest in art and design and be responsive and willing to invite colleagues into your working process - in accordance with our values: ​​Together, Focus, Inspiration and Courage.

When recruiting, we will place great emphasis on your personal qualities and portfolio.

Information about the position is provided by the Head of the Conservation Unit,
Anne-Grethe Slettemoen,, tel +46 8 519 544 42. The Union representatives are Audrey Lebioda for SACO, Ann-Christin Linder for ST as well as Bo Gustafsson for SEKO, tel +46 8 5195 4300.
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