CONSERVATOR AT MUSEUM AFRICA

Museum-Africa1

Deadline

21 June 2021

Opportunity Description

Department: Community Development
Branch: Arts, Culture and Heritage
Designation: Conservator
Salary Range: R27 494.16 pm (basic salary excluding benefits)

Appointment Requirements:

  • Matric plus Tertiary qualification in Museum Conservation, First Aid and Firefighting/NQF level 6;
  • 3 – 4 years’ experience, preferably with experience in a variety of materials as found in Museums and Galleries;
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and Outlook);
  • Physically fit (job involves moving objects and working on your feet);
  • Good eyesight and manual dexterity for fine work;
  • Meticulous attention to detail in report writing; and
  • Working unusual hours, such as weekend and/or after hours.

Primary Function Preserve, conserve and restore the items in the museum’s collections. Assess, clean, treat and conserve damaged items and restore them where appropriate and ethical and keep record of such treatment. Provide support and advice to the curatorial team in preparation for exhibitions; assessing loans out and received; assessing items for purchase. Provide input to the budget for this area of operation. Provide input to the budget for this area of operation. The Technician: Conservation.

Key Performance Areas: Preserve, conserve and restore the items in the museum’s collections in consultation with the curatorial team. Provide support and advice to the curatorial team in preparation for exhibitions. Provide support and advice to the curatorial team for loans out and received. Provide support and advice to the curatorial team in assessing items for purchase. Provide input to the budget for this area of operation. Provide input to the budget for this area of operation. The Technician: Conservation.

Leading Competencies: Project Management. Interpersonal and conflict resolution skills. Attention to detail.

Core Competencies: Report writing. Computer skills, financial skills, Good communication, Problem solving ability, HR values and Batho Pele Principles.

This is an employment equity targeted position and preference will be given to Indian/White Males and Indian/White Females including people with disabilities.

Contact Person: Thato Sepuru
Tel No: (011) 407 7198
Workplace: Museum Africa, 21 Lillian Ngoyi Street, Newtown, Johannesburg

How to Apply

All applications will be through the website using this link:

Community Development Conservator
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