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ICS Sydney - International Conservation Services

senior paper conservator

This position is currently vacant. 

Applications will be considered upon submission, up until Friday 16 August 2013 (Sydney time). 


International Conservation Services (ICS) has a vacancy for a Senior Paper Conservator located in our conservation workshops in Chatswood, a suburb of Sydney, Australia.

We require an experienced paper conservator to lead a small team of conservators in providing conservation services to clients in the private, corporate and government sectors. The Senior Paper Conservator is responsible for providing condition assessments, identifying appropriate conservation treatments and undertaking the conservation of a wide range of paper objects, in particular works of art on paper. The workload routinely also includes the conservation treatment of archival material, including maps and plans, photographs, books and wallpaper.

The Senior Paper Conservator is also responsible for leading staff of the Paper Conservation Team, scheduling team workload, liaising with clients, and managing the team's financial performance. In addition, they will also be involved in the broader development of the Conservation Division with opportunities for contributing to multi-disciplinary projects.

Demonstrable experience over a period of at least 7 years in the conservation of a range of paper objects is required. Particular expertise in the conservation of works of art on paper is preferred. A tertiary qualification in conservation with a specialisation in paper, or demonstrable equivalent on-the-job training, is also required. Professional membership of the AICCM (Australian Institute for Conservation of Cultural Material), or equivalent international affiliation, is expected for this role.

An interest in helping us to grow the size and scale of our paper conservation services, including development of our paper conservation team, would be beneficial.

Salary will be commensurate with experience in the range AUD$72,326 to $86,260 plus 9.25% superannuation. Australian citizenship or residency is preferred, but we will assist with obtaining a work visa if required.

International Conservation Services (ICS) is Australia's largest private conservation practice. We conserve a fascinating range of cultural and heritage objects and artefacts including paintings, furniture, textiles, paper, sculpture, archaeological artefacts and wall finishes in buildings. We also provide a range of consulting services relating to museum collections and architectural conservation. We currently have 25 staff working in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, with projects across Australia, and in the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand and Antarctica.

Please visit our website at www.icssydney.com for more information about our business.

Download a detailed position description.

Submit your application using this online application form.

You must include a detailed resume, and a covering letter outlining why you believe you are suited for this job. Please refer to the selection criteria on the final page of the position description.

For further information, email Ruth Thompson, Operations Manager.

Applications close Friday 16 August 2013 (Sydney time), and will be considered as they are received.

Posted July 2013