Conservator, Natural History

Deadline: Monday, October 17, 2022 - 00:00
Employer: The Royal Alberta Museum, Canada
Contract Duration: Permanent
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: $63,585.86 - $83,747.56 annual

We are looking for a conservation professional to join our team who possesses the knowledge and technical skill to work with natural history collections.

You will be responsible for developing, analyzing, and implementing conservation services for the natural history specimens at the Royal Alberta Museum, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Reynolds Alberta Museum and associated provincial historic sites, with a focus on natural history specimens. You will work to preserve Alberta's natural history resources in a manner that fully meets international museum standards and ensures safe access to the collections for exhibitions and research in accordance with the Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property's "Code of Ethics and Guidance for Practice" by:

Making recommendations for and implementing conservation measures to allow for long term storage, exhibition and/or research
Assessing the stability of specimens through examination and documentation., and conducting treatment as appropriate
Participating in conservation research, materials identification and developing preservation strategies for collections
Working to ensure that collections are free from hazards or hazards are identified or mitigated
Implementing preventive conservation measures, including environmental monitoring and Integrated Pest Management
Documenting, in written and photographic format, the condition and treatment of specimens in the collection and maintaining conservation records in the Collections Management database
Participating in emergency recovery as related to collections care
Communicating conservation needs with stakeholders, sharing best practices with museum colleagues, and promoting conservation with members of the public
Working to successfully open and close the seasonal museums and historic sites

You must be a team player who is able to work and communicate with professionals from across the museum, who will bring an understanding of and experience with these unique natural history collections.