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Jobs | Published: Fri 30 May 2014

Conservator of Antiquities Salary range: £33,562 - £45,053 Fixed term for one year

You will be an accredited conservator, or working towards accreditation, with the necessary experience as well as demonstrable specialist knowledge and skills to undertake technical investigation and research, interventive and preventive conservation of these collections, to the highest technical and ethical standards. You will work with the Senior Conservator of Antiquities to deliver both the day-to-day work and the management of special projects, such as the conservation aspects of gallery developments and exhibitions.

A major project in the next year will be the completion of a range of technical examination and analysis of the ancient materials and technologies that characterise the Museum’s collection of Egyptian coffins and related items, together with the conservation treatment of some of these objects. The results of this work will contribute both to a major catalogue and to an exhibition in the Museum’s bicentenary year of 2016.

The post-holder will also be required to play an active role in the Museum-wide Collections Care programme, and contribute to the University of Cambridge Museums’ Conservation Programme which may include both further exhibition-related work and outreach events.

Closing date for applications:
26 June 2014

Interview date:
4 July 2014

Further Details and Chris/6 Application Form are available from our website or via email: or Tel: 01223 764840.

Interested candidates should complete the CHRIS/6 application form (excluding Part 2) and return with a supporting statement, three referees and CV to Personnel and Workforce Development Manager, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB or

Offers of employment will be conditional upon the satisfactory outcome of a Security check. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University

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