Assistant Keeper Grade II, Preventive Conservation

Deadline: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 17:00
Employer: National Museum of Ireland
Contract Duration: Permanent
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: €30,987

The National Museum of Ireland is seeking applications from suitable candidates to fill the post of Assistant Keeper Grade II, Preventive Conservation in the Conservation Department, National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7. This is a full time position.

Brief description of position:
Conservation is a busy Department engaged in the preservation, investigation and conservation of the collections. The Conservation Department of the National Museum of Ireland is primarily located in Collins Barracks, Dublin with further facilities at some of our other Dublin sites and in the Museum of Country Life, Mayo. Conservation cares for in excess of 4,000,000 objects in the Museum’s collections across the four curatorial Divisions (Irish Antiquities, Natural History, Irish Folklife and Art and Industrial division). In addition, the Conservation Department teach university degree modules, including one on Museum Environment for an MA in Museum Studies.

The post holder will be based primarily in the Conservation Department, Collins Barracks, but will work across all NMI sites. The post holder is expected to have training and experience in an object conservation discipline and significant experience in Preventive Conservation and Collection Care. The post holder will be expected to carry out preventive conservation across all collections areas, and to oversee and influence the work of other staff, volunteers and contractors in matters of collection care.